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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Day Two at the Kennedy Space Center

Our wake up time was 6:30 in the morning! OH BOY!

The great thing about being up so early was this amazing sunrise!
At first we could not go out of the building due to alligators on the lawn.

Finally got outside!

After breakfast, cold cereal, muffin and orange juice, to do a the kids got a scavenger hunt. The prize was a very cool sticker.  ( I will try to scan it in and put a picture of it in here soon)

The lunar module that came back to earth.  wow. just wow.

Getting their facts checked. They did great!

the closing ceremonies.  Talking about the future of the space program.  We enjoyed it

on our bus ride from the Saturn V hanger to the Space Center

once back at the complex we were on our own!  Lon and I were going to do as much as we can!

This rover is made of LEGO!  All of it. Lon was trying to figure out how to make something that big!!

While these are not the real fuel tanks, they are the same size as the real ones.


The movie about the Atlantis.

Not a replica! This is the real Atlantis!  WOW.

You could take the ramp down or the slide. Lon thought the slide was FUN!

Putting the Atlantis on the launch pad.  It was not a baby game, it was much harder than it looked to work those controls.  They would have directions that popped up saying things like back 4.65 degrees, not just up and down.

The last thing we did before lunch, was ride the Atlantis launch simulator!  That was wonderful!

Lunch was not inexpensive, but it was okay.

We went to the space store and did a little shopping.  They had the best change machine. for a dollar, it gave you 4 quarters and two pennies.  I wish they had those at every place that had smashed pennies.

We spied an Ernest Shakleton quote on our way into Mission to Mars.

we did get shirts ! On the back they say Spann Elementary.

how they rode in the capsules!

They had a small exhibit on early life in Florida
They also had an exhibit on the creatures of Florida.

we had seen all there was to see and it was almost time to get back on the bus.

Mom, please stop with the pictures!

On the bus ready to go back to Summerville

can you see the big gator!?

The bus backed up so we could see it better.

We were not even out of the parking lot yet!

we stopped for dinner at a Chik Fil A in Georgia.

It was an elementary school take over night! Chik Ful A was donating 20% of the proceeds from that night to this school.  It was pretty nice we could help out and get dinner!

We made good time getting back to town, an hour earlier than we thought we would.

This was an amazing adventure. Lon could not stop smiling. I am glad we went .

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