We landed in Miami, shocked that everyone spoke English and that we were back in the U.S.A. The morning after we landed we drove to Coco Beach and checked into an awesome hotel with a water fall and a huge surf shop.
We were all so excited to board the Disney boat the next morning that we didn’t do much but talk about it while we walked the beach and had dinner on the pier. The cruise was my brother’s birthday present. I was soooo excited I could barely hold it in.
We boarded the ship and Mickey Mouse greeted us. Then we explored the many decks and our state room filled with Mickey everything. We put our stuff down and ran out to do one of the many activities.
When we went down to the outside deck everyone was waiting quietly and
looking into the sky for something. Then it happened–just across the
harbor, a rocket blasted off! It was truly amazing. I had never seen
anything like it. It was awesome watching the rocket disappear into the
Later that afternoon they had a welcome party on the pool deck and with
musicians, a juggler and a magician. Every minute was action packed. I
did Ship Factor which is Disney’s version of Food Factor. I ate some
pretty gross stuff. I watched movies, swam in the pool, made pizza, went
to a pirate party and watched our very own fireworks show.
Every night we went to an amazing Broadway show and played at the Kids
Club. We also went to some awesome port towns each day. Our first stop
was Key West. The next stop was Nassau where we rented a jet ski for
three. My dad drove first and went full throttle. Mom was next and she
took us around the island. Our last port was Castaway Cay, Disney’s
private island. We went on the water slides and played volley ball.
The days slipped away and we were sad to say goodbye to the Disney
Cruise, but we had another surprise waiting… N.A.S.A.! The National
Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Thousands of rockets and missiles
just like the one we saw earlier in the week blast off from N.A.S.A. All
of the rockets and missiles in the United States are engineered here.
This is the place where it all happens. Here are some facts for you:
*300,000 gallons of water flood the launch pad just seconds before takeoff.
*When landing, the astronauts get in a smaller capsule and fall into the ocean or another large area of water.
*It took three tries for people to actually land on the moon.
The museum and the movies were amazing. We even shared lunch with an
astronaut. She had been on four missions into space. She told us things
about space from how they go to the bathroom to how they eat and sleep.
It was really fascinating, we learned so much and Everest had a pretty
awesome sixth birthday!