Moon Walking

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Day Two – Sammy’s Moon Trip  

…….DAWN………

Good Morning Everybody!  Hope you all had a good night’s sleep in your rooms.  I sure did………put my head on the pillow and WHAM BAM it was morning!    First thing is breakfast………….follow me……….

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That was nommy – now for some FUN!

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Have some fun but be careful – don’t wander off and make sure you keep your gravity belts set on a high enough setting that you don’t float away…….

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Next stop – a wonderful botanical gardens – you can take your helmets off inside this place – it’s just like home.

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Now I thought we’d walk over to the Stardust Hotel’s Lunar Luncheonette for a spot of lunch!  Sit anywhere you want and remember we have a big awards banquet tonight so eat light!

Snapping a photo of friends at the luncheonette enjoying a meal together!

Snapping a photo of friends at the luncheonette enjoying a meal together!

….Later that evening after resting and dressing for dinner….

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Take your plate and head to the banquet hall!

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Nommy food!  On with the show!

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I’ve got to say that the contests were TOUGH – REALLY TOUGH – everyone did so well and the winners were based on those who got the MOST votes cast in the categories.  Remember we have THREE prizes for Spacesuit Decoration because we had so many entries!   EVERYONE gets a congratulations for working so hard!

THE WINNERS ARE……………….

AWARDSMISAKI

AWARDSAUSTIN

AWARDSALFIE

AWARDSHUTCH

AWARDSCATHYKEISHA

Now for a little surprise for one of our

Space Travelers who is celebrating her

birthday with us during this trip ! 

Won’t you join me in wishing

Space Cadet Lily Olivia

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 

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……Tomorrow – Return Home !! …….

5-4-3-2-1……BlastOff!

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Welcome to Cape Kennedy Space Travelers! 

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Yeah....I look way cool right?????

Hi Friends!!!!!   Please step into the boarding tunnel – I know you can’t ALL fit

into this small area but do the best you can and come on in. 

I’m heading to the Control Room!

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“Spaceship Ralph is fueled up and ready to go when we are.”

CALLING MISSION CONTROL

“Sammy to Mission Control……..We’re boarding now….please stand by for BLASTOFF”

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I told you this spaceship would be “different” than you thought!!

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Make yourselves comfortable – this is one FAST spaceship!!

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BLASTOFF!

Can you believe it?   Everybody we’re at the Space Station already! 

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Go ahead and begin exiting the ship and into the Space Shuttle – I’ll be with you in a few minutes!

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A few of our travelers want their bags – thanks for the help you all – I’ll go into the dining hall to make sure everything is ready! 

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Wow…….some spread!    Come on in everybody, help yourselves to the great food, take a bit of a break, then meet me

back in the entryway where we’ll once again get aboard Ralph for the rest of our trip to the Moon!

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RE-LAUNCH FROM SPACE STATION HEADED FOR THE MOON!!

…..a short time later…..

“ATTENTION SPACE CADETS……THIS IS SAMMY SPEAKING FROM THE CONTROL ROOM…..PLEASE BUCKLE UP……WE ARE ABOUT TO LAND ON THE MOON!  PLEASE HAVE YOUR BELONGINGS READY TO TRANSFER OFF RALPH AND ONTO THE SHUTTLE BUS TO THE HOTEL…..”

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Off we go to the Stardust Hotel……..see it in the distance?  Isn’t it beautiful??? 

The Stardust Hotel Welcomes You!

The Stardust Hotel Welcomes You!

When the shuttle arrives, please assemble in the reception area and we’ll get our room keys.  I know you’re all as tired as I am so let’s call it a night ! 

I hope you’ve had a great day– I sure have.   I’m so happy all of you came on this trip……. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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SO WE SAY GOODNIGHT TO OUR INTREPID BAND OF SPACE CADETS AS THEY SNUGGLE UP IN THEIR ROOMS AND GATHER THEIR ENERGY FOR DAY TWO OF THE TRIP! 

(Here are a few of our travelers in their rooms…..I bet they didn’t know we have hidden cameras!  Tee Hee)

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A Note From Chaperone #1 “Mom“…….there was no way to get everyone into every photo as you can imagine…..there are some of you who won’t appear in ANY photos and some in more than one…..it was just too much to try and keep track of…..so please don’t be disappointed if you don’t see yourselves!  Just relax and have fun……there are two more days of MOON to go!!

A Re-Do For View!

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HUH?  What’s THAT mean???    Well a lot of you fabulous peeps showed up after my Mom passed out from exhaustion closed the poll down early so she could go to bed and didn’t get to vote or even SEE the fabulous competitions we had yesterday……………….we have winners already and they’ll be announced Friday night at my FABULOUS Awards Banquet at the beautiful moon hotel “The Stardust”……..BUT, just so you can see all of the wonderful entries AGAIN may we present them ONE MORE TIME?

No voting counts of course – winners are recorded – but take a peek for fun………………..THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED OR TRIED TO VOTE!!!

Our lovely Moon monster creation entries:

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The ever beautiful hotel room decorating entries:

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And of course the BIGGIE, the spacesuit decorating entries:

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Polldaddy wouldn’t allow us to “re-open” the polls so I could show you the entries again SOOOOO the only way I could show these to you AGAIN was by doing slideshows!   Aren’t these all great?   Oh – and if I missed your photo while creating these slideshows forgive me – at this point Mom and I are pretty much “shell-shocked” with all this uploading, downloading, cutting, pasting, pizapping, photoshopping, substituting, and PRAYING we DIDN’T miss one.  It happens.  Something this big is tough to make PURRRRRFECT but we did try – honest we did!

ENJOY!

Something this good is worth repeating – YES?  

Hugs, Sammy

Packing My Bags

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Hi Everyone!  Are You READY?

Well, tomorrow is the BIG DAY…….Launch and blast off with our first stop being the Space Station for lunch.   I asked for a “light lunch” when the Space Station Chef contacted me about what we’d like to do when we stop there.   I’m sure they’ll do it up “right” – they promised no typical space rations in plastic squeeze tubes or freeze dried stuff.  We’re going to be in the FANCY dining room of the Space Station where you get REAL food.

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Thanks to everyone who came by and voted on the AWESOME polls yesterday.  Voting closed down last night.   The winners in the contests will be announced at the Awards Banquet Friday night at the Hotel on the Moon.  There were a TON of votes cast.  It was the most amazing turnout for a trip EVER!   This year will be a hard act to follow for next year’s trip.

When we come back from the trip Saturday, everyone who has been on this fantastic voyage will be getting a little souvenir badge – just a little something from me and Mom that you can do with as you will – like the one I did for last year’s camping trip.   So even if you don’t win one of the contests, you still have a souvenir of the most incredible trip EVER!

So if you’ll excuse me, I’ll cut this short – SO MUCH TO DO before tomorrow morning………….those of you who are coming on the trip – don’t bring 20 suitcases……you’ll be in your spacesuit most of the time anyway!   Travel light – remember all the extra weight on board Ralph might slow us down and I just KNOW you’re as anxious to get to the Moon as I am…………….

SEE YOU AT CAPE KENNEDY IN THE MORNING……………have a safe trip down there – I’ll see you at the Launch Pad!  WOO HOOOOOOO!!!!

THIS IS YOUR LEADER

Sammy Speaking……

“ALL ABOARD!!”

Yeah....I look way cool right?????

Yeah….I look way cool right?????

Let The Votes Begin!

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Good Morning EVERYBODY!   And I do mean EVERYBODY because I know you’ll be here bright and early to cast your votes – seems this whole moon trip has gone bananas and tons of people are waiting patiently to see all the contest entries.  No wonder – they’re GREAT and I ought to know because I’ve been working along with my Mom to try and get everybody into the right contests with their super photos.

I said yesterday and I’ll say again – with the number of people who sent photos in for the contest and even not for the contests – just to be sending a plain spacesuit photo undecorated so they could go – there’s bound to be someone left out unintentionally.  We hope not – we’ve checked and re-checked – but there might be and I apologize in advance if that DOES happen.   We have tried our best!  Photos came in at different times – people sent several versions of their photos so we couldn’t keep track easily – but we did try!

Bravo everyone who entered !

 You did an AMAZING job

with all the artwork. 

Everyone is so talented and I hope you

had as much fun doing the photos as we had SEEING them!!

So on with the show(s) right????    Remember you can click to bigify the photos – and remember you can choose as many favorites as you wish.   Also remember TODAY IS THE ONLY DAY FOR VOTING!!!    That’s right.  Just until midnight tonight Eastern Standard Time.

READY?   SET?   Here we go!

Check out these booooootiful spacesuits first!

Then we have the fantabulous Stardust Hotel Room decorations!

Last but FAR from least – the scariest, weirdest bunch of Moon monsters you’ve EVER seen!

See what I mean?  Almost impossible to get through all of these great entries but here we are – at the end.   Thanks for casting your votes.  This will decide who the winners will be at the BIG awards banquet at the Stardust Hotel on the Moon this Friday, February 28th.    We had another chaperone sign on too – my Cat Scout friend Nibbler’s Mom Yvonne is joining my Mom and Miss Dianna.  THREE humans ought to be able to keep track of a bazillion animals right???    Here are our chaperones:

My Mom - Chaperone #1

My Mom – Chaperone #1

Miss Dianna - Chaperone #2

Miss Dianna – Chaperone #2

Nibbler's Mom Yvonne - Chaperone #3

Nibbler’s Mom Yvonne – Chaperone #3

Before I go, I wanted to share another of the incredibly fabulous posters that our friend Miss Layla from CatWisdom 101 submitted for the contest.   It’s her cat Odin, me, and another space traveler exiting Ralph but instead of SCARY monsters that we discover when we get to the Moon, we find the cutest little kitties with wings I’ve ever seen!   This was just too CUTE to put in the “Monster” contest but I wanted you to see it……..I wish all monsters we dream about or see (!) could be as adorable as little winged kitty monsters don’t you???   Thanks Layla for your magical posters.

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Now if you’ll excuse me I do believe I’m going to go curl up and take a nap…..a guy can’t get too much sleep before a moon trip right?   Indeed !!

Sammy Space Cadet