Bye Bye Dolphins Hello Chile

Well I’ve decided to cancel my trip to swim with the dolphins so I can attend my nephew’s wedding in Chile. My nephews and niece mean the world to me, and I just can’t imagine not being there on the biggest day of his life (next to the day he met me). Unfortunately I can’t afford to do both — I wish I could.

At first I was going to miss the wedding but when I thought about it, the decision was pretty obvious. As my friends Peter and Sue reminded me — family is the most important thing. (They usually don’t give such good advice.) And, I get to go to Chile. Can you imagine? I have never been out of the country and I’m going to go to Chile. I need to learn some Spanish el-quicko. The only thing I remember from 8th grade Spanish is how to say “There’s the fire alarm” and hopefully I won’t need to use that in Chile.
On the other hand, although I say I can swim with the dolphins next year I don’t know if that will happen. I’ve been saving up for quite a while to afford this trip and I have a feeling in the pit of my stomach that the chance won’t come again. But if I have to regret missing something, I’d rather regret missing the dolphins than regret missing the wedding.
Hey, you never know I might win the lottery. I mean — Podria ganar la loteria.