Trip Start Sep 20, 2007
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The kids gone it's time to get caught up for the rest of the trip. I had reserved my spot at the campground until the 27th. The space shuttle has no new launch date. The problem, hopefully, figured out. Repairs in progress. I check the weather in Nashville...my next destination. Highs in the teens...lows near freezing. Think I'll stay in Florida a while longer. Go to the camp office to extend my stay. I can stay in the current spot until the 30th but will have to move to another spot if I want to stay another couple of weeks. So that's what I did this morning....moved to the other end of the campground.
So in the past 4 days I've done the following. Nothing....nothing...visited Kennedy Space Center (again), grocery shopped, tanned (weather's way above normal since the kids left), read, posted some blogs and read some more. Oh yes...I also went for a bike ride. The heat & humidity drains me a lot so I haven't been very energetic.
I went back to the Kennedy Space Center because the admission paid on the first visit allows you to return for free within 7 days. Without going into details as to what we saw the first time we were there (because that blog will be written later if you are reading sooner than later and if you are reading later than sooner you've already read what we did), I must note that trying to see everything in one day is impossible. In the visitor center they have various theatres . The Imax theatre had a 3D presentation on the Apollo Moon landings..."Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon". It was an amazing show. There were also other exhibits that were very informative. There were a lot more people here today than the other day. Having seen everything (that I wanted to see) at the Kennedy Space Center I drove to the Astronaut Hall of Fame Museum which was a short distance away. The exhibits there were also very informative.
There was something about seeing and reading all this space exploration stuff that gave me goosepimples. I had a strange sensation as I read and saw the Apollo program artefacts. I can't explain how I felt and I haven't the faintest idea why this happened.
I will be returning to Disney World as the passes we purchased must be used within 14 days and I still have a few visits left on them. I didn't take my camera the first time so that I could experience the rides, but this or these other times I will. So wait for some pictures to be posted.
Other than heading back to Disney before the passes expire on Thursday I don't have much planned while I'm here in Orlando. The west coast of Florida is only an hours away so I might make a day trip of it after the Christmas rush is over.
For some amazing photos that are not mine check out my step-daughter Rhéline's photos of Columbia and if you do a little searching you might even find her Asia photos at the following link: www.flickr.com/photos/rheline/
and since I'm posting links here is a link to Katrine's photos when she was in Australia last spring: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kat_jess_australia/