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2010-12-31 Cozumel, Dolphins, and New Year's Eve! | Karen Budzinski

2010-12-31 Cozumel, Dolphins, and New Year's Eve!

By January 1, 2011 Family No Comments

Woke up early to do Bible study and work out, had breakfast and then met for Bible study (Daniel's turn). Danny spoke on things to leave behind: things to let die in 2010. He stated that we are set apart and sanctified, and there are things we need to DO in 2011, but also things we need to leave behind, and it is important that we seek God for which weights those are. Everyone's name should be safe in our mouth was one challenge: that we should never talk ill of any one. Romans 12.9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Romans 12.12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;…

Docked at Cozumel, and met tour for swimming with the dolphins. Off the ship, we were taxied to Chankanaab Park, where we snorkeled, hung out at the beach, had lunch, and then had our amazing swimming adventure with two dolphins, Foxy and Racquel. We did several maneuvers: we got to hug and kiss the dolphins, hold up a “target” in the air for them to hit; “shake” hands/fins; do a swim being pulled by two dolphins by holding their fins; and then do a “foot push” where they pushed your feet. It was incredibly awesome, and we all had so much fun! When they wanted too much for the photos, we walked away and said forget it, but I went back and negotiated a deal and was SO HAPPY we got the CD!

Back on the ship, we celebrated New Year's Eve in grand style at our table with decorations, singing, and fun. It was “Surf and Turf” theme and formal dress night for dinner. Afterwards, we got separated, but connected again and made it to play pinochle (Danny worked out and met us afterwards!). We got separated for a short while, but happily connected again and walked to the Promenade where we welcomed in the New Year with an amazing amount of people!