Holiday USA 2016
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Day 1: Chicago, Mission "free Hollie" Day 1   (Sunday 31st July 2016)
Day 2: A visit with our Amish friends.   (Monday 1st August 2016)
Day 3: Mission Hollie Complete !   (Tuesday 2nd August 2016)
Day 4: Today was mostly about churches (by Hollie).   (Wednesday 3rd August 2016)
Day 5: Lake Itasca to Lake Superior.   (Thursday 4th August 2016)
Day 6: Feeling Superior   (Friday 5th August 2016)
Day 7: Sleeping Bear Dunes & 100 yrs of Coast Guard Aviation.   (Saturday 6th August 2016)
Day 8: Meet me in St Louis   (Sunday 7th August 2016)
Day 9: Six Flags (Part 1)   (Monday 8th August 2016)
Day 10: Six Flags (Part 2 )   (Tuesday 9th August 2016)
Day 11: Grand Ole Opry , best seats in the house !   (Wednesday 10th August 2016)
Day 12: Nashville   (Thursday 11th August 2016)
Day 13: The lost sea to Davy Crockett.   (Friday 12th August 2016)
Day 14: Ocoee wild water   (Saturday 13th August 2016)
Day 15: Hen pecked in Georgia on the way to Albama   (Sunday 14th August 2016)
Day 16: Some bald old rocks & another lake.   (Monday 15th August 2016)
Day 17: Panama city beach   (Tuesday 16th August 2016)
Wednesday 17th August 2016
DAY
18

Dolphin encounter.

Not a bad view to wake up to?

Bay Point Marina was our destination to meet our Captain Scott for our Dolphin adventure.

And we are off !

We were the only passengers on Scotts 6 seater boat.

The day was beautiful & warm.

As we motored along a brisk breeze cooledus off.

We met some isolated pairs of Dolphins , they seemed shy of our boat.

Scott pointed out we may have interupted some mating ..Opps

The bay was calm & we were happy to drift with the dolphins.

Ian & Hollie ventured into the water as Scott placed the boat in line with the swimming pod. Unfortunately ,whilst it looked like a few Dolphins were within 8-10 feet of our swimmers, they didn't manage to get up close & personal with Mr or Mrs Dolphin.

I joined the adventurers for a cooling dip, the water wasn't as clear as normal due to the recent storms & bad weather.

This beauty jumped at just the right moment for my camera.

We were lucky enough to encounter a larger group towards the end of our trip.

Back at our hotel Hollie & I venture into the water. Notice the weirdo on the balcony behind us, I think he has a camera.

Yep, he was photographing us !

Windswept selfie xx

After a couple of false starts , we end up here for some salads & Calamari.

Well I have a white sunglasses mark and a red nose. we are tired & happy.

Goodnight dear friends

xxx

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Day 19: New Orleans here we come !   (Thursday 18th August 2016)
Day 20: Oak Alley Plantation & The Natchez.   (Friday 19th August 2016)
Day 21: Airboats & baby alligators   (Saturday 20th August 2016)
Day 22: New Orleans & Ghostly happenings...   (Sunday 21st August 2016)
Day 23: Race to the space shuttle.   (Monday 22nd August 2016)
Day 24: A fond farewell from Houston   (Tuesday 23rd August 2016)