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Spring Break Road Trip 2008.

Posted in Random with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2008 by winjuroo

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So spring break was finally winding down, so I had to think of SOMETHING to do while it lasted. So Key West/Miami sounded good! Kinda last minutely planned, but in the good spirit of road tripping! 

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Kennedy Space Center.

Posted in Random with tags , , , , , , on March 3, 2008 by winjuroo

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So Sunday was my first time visiting Kennedy Space Center in maybe 15 years. I don’t really remember much from that time, but this visit was well worth my $20 (woo! student discount!). Using the Meikai students as an excuse to visit, we made our journey there at 10am. Tho, due to us being asian, we were naturally a bit late… Some complications and an hour later, we make it to NASA a little before noon.

First on the tour was the rocket garden. Pretty self explanatory, it’s quite literally a garden of rockets. lol. Got some kewl pics out of that and by the time that was done, the Meikai students were hungry… so off it is to eat. I didn’t get anything cuz I didn’t wanna get ripped off by the outrageous tourist food prices. So I did what any poor college student would do, stare at others eating… haha.

So after that comes to an end, it’s off to the bus tour (2 hour tour!!!). The wasn’t as bad as initially thought. It took you beyond what was possible. You get to see the launch pad from the closest you can get! Then you also get to see a GIGANTIC Saturn V rocket! Pretty freakin amazing. It’s moments like this that make you proud to be American. There was also an exhibit on the International Space Station and the future of that.

I guess what made the trip more worth it was that we got to show part of our American history/heritage with people not familiar w/ American culture and history. Enlightening minds and broadening horizons is something I feel should always be done and I think we accomplished that today.  

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