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... for "fakeoff"
The seven hour flight is relatively uneventful other than Rob Roy can't wait for the beach making her rounds with elbows high and fake smiles firing off volleys of turkey buns to appease the restless. They did compliment the two hundred plus with a free beverage, dinner and a roll. We arrive in Lima after an eighteen hour grunt from Calgary at 1:15am. Our pick-up is waiting at the exit with his " Mr. Creestopher Hanseen" sign, a welcome sight. ...
Yesterday, I tried to fix my stay at a guest ranch in the Texas Hill Country. However, the ranch of my choice is closed for a week due to a family wedding. I have checked for alternatives, but I either do not like the ranch or it is way too expensive. Therefore, I will jump on a horse in New Mexico or Arizona. Naturewise I will like those states better anyways.
So, this forenoon I will hop in a bus to San Antonio. Jan 29th in the evening, I will fly to El Paso.
Oh my goodness! What a night! 8 girls in 1 room coming and going at any time of the night. Making loud noises, putting the light on, snorring crazy, clogging the toilet, jumping around in the upper bunk, very limited respect. Under these circumstances I had my difficulties catching sleep. Am I getting too old for a dorm?
(Picture will be attached later)
We started in the Buoyancy Lab, which is a massive pool in which the astronauts train for EVAs (extra-vehicular activity, or, more colloquially, space walks). The pool is 220 yards long by 110 yards wide, by 40 feet deep. They put the astronauts in a suit with weights and can achieve neutral buoyancy--they neither sink nor float--and then the astronaut spends 7 hours underwater (the usual time of a space walk) working on a mockup ...
... salt icecream cones which included soft pretzels of all things, mixed into the creamy goodness.
We then rolled home and it was pretty much time to hit the hay.
Not the best night's sleep as the jet lag was playing havoc with everyone's body clocks and Morgan announced at 3am ... "I'm not tired any more. Can you get up and play with me?" He then climbed into our bed, thrashed around for an hour and eventually went back to sleep.