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Today we drove to Washington Lake and went on an airboat ride through the everglades. We saw alligators, fish and birds. The airboat was really fast and drove over all the plants like a hovercraft. We had to wear ear muffs it was so loud.
We went ...
... about feeding lemurs and especially about how to keep lemurs from biting small children that are pulling their tails and trying to pet them. Fortunately the lemurs were so excited to receive their grape treats that they didn’t care about the dozens of tiny sticky hands trying to touch them and no children lost any body parts to a lemur. Visions of the movie Madagascar were dancing in my head.
Next we piled up into a giant old school bus painted green ...
... We rectified this later by creeping to empty seats in the back of the bus, where we could still hear over the speakers but not hear 3 languages at one time.
The property is immense so the bus is a necessity even without our 'Mega Tour' status. Apparently most of it is a nature reserve and only 10% is actually used for space stuff.
The first major stop was at the VAB. The building itself is 525 feet tall and 518 feet wide. They still hold the ...
... but then you step into a building that houses an real Saturn V rocket, they have separated each part so you see each rocket, this is massive and hard to appreciate how hard it would have been to get this much weight into space. To give you an example every 1 pound of weight required 100 pounds of fuel to get it into orbit the Saturn weighs 6.2 million pounds. It was a great day and we finished it off with a shuttle launch experience, which is a simulator ...
Well, we were chair hogs today and got great seats at the pool!!! Great weather today...relaxed by the pool all day and of course ate several times!!! Watched all the pool games and had drink of the day!!! Or should I say many drinks of the Day!!!! Second formal night again we got all decked out sunburn and all!!! More food ...