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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!!

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!!!!

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Sammy Speaking……

“ALL ABOARD!!”

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

Yeah….I look way cool right?????

Last Call Monday

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Hi Everybody!   My poor Mom is cross-eyed from all the work helping me get everybody into the right polls and in all the stuff for the trip – I can’t believe how many of you are coming along on this trip AND have entered the contests.  Seriously.  I’m blown away.

Today is the LAST DAY though for photos – and I MUST HAVE THEM BEFORE NOON Eastern Standard Time…….please…….why?  Well we still have a lot of work to do before tomorrow’s voting polls that’s why.   If I receive your photos AFTER noon my time, it will be too late to be in the contests.   I might be able to talk Mom into sticking you into some of the scenes for the trip BUT too late for the contest OK??  OK!!!

ALL TRIP INFO IS HERE   http://wp.me/s1ynMw-moonwalk

Now, about the polls which will be in tomorrow’s blog.  THEY ARE HUGE……..especially the spacesuit competition…….I am allowing MULTIPLE votes so you can vote for ALL your favorites and I’m also only letting you see PERCENTAGES and not NUMBER OF VOTES for each person entered.   That way there may be a little bit of mystery about who the winners will be at the Awards Banquet at the STARDUST HOTEL on the Moon this week.

There are THREE polls………….

SPACESUIT DECORATING (top three voted favorites will win prizes)

HOTEL ROOM DECORATING (one prize for most votes)

MOON MONSTER (one prize for most votes)

That means it will be a VERY long blog tomorrow!

ALSO, you will have just tomorrow to vote – – – – The post will go “live” at 1AM Eastern Standard Time instead of the usual 3AM Eastern Standard Time…….and I will close the voting at 8PM Eastern Standard Time.   Mom and I will work on Wednesday to tally everything up and get things ready for the awards AND I’m going to REMOVE the polls from the blogs so you can’t peek back and see what’s what!  I want there to be SOME surprises for you on the trip !!!!

You guys have been wonderful about getting your material in on time……I have to say that even though Mom and I have checked and re-checked and checked again, at a point we are so tired we aren’t sure if we really truly have everybody loaded up in the right spots!!!   Mom had a THREE page chart that she used to try and keep track of things but when we ran into problems uploading to the polls or with Pizap to photoshop you all into scenes, who knows whether we ALWAYS remembered to go back and try a second, third or even fourth time.  BUT WE HAVE TRIED…….and I’m just saying this “in case”……..if in the end it turns out you sent something to us but didn’t see it posted, you’ll get a prize too – how’s that for fair???!!!!   I don’t think we’ve missed anybody but you know….I’m covering my furry rear end ! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Before I go and allow Mom to take some Advil for her considerable headache (tee hee), let me show you Miss Layla’s fabulous Moon poster again………….this trip is gonna be SOMETHING ELSE – truly!

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All Aboard!! 

(oops – that’s for trains!) 

Countdown Begins Now 

February 27th BLASTOFF

Not space related but sure is cute!  HAHA

Not space related but sure is cute! HAHA

Spaced Out

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YEAH – that’s right – I’m getting spaced out……………no not from catnip (tee hee)……..but from working like a cat on fire with the Moon Trip plans!!!  Yep – Mom and I both.  Mom’s got eyestrain and I’ve got arthritic toes from working on the keyboard.  We’re a right sad pair.

We have at this point a total of 33 animals of various types (!) coming on the trip plus two humans.  BUT there’s plenty of time to join up (you have until this coming Monday!).   If you want a refresher on the details, you can find it BY CLICKING RIGHT HERE!

In the meantime, for fun yesterday I googled “cats in space” and came up with some totally hilarious stuff BUT also some rather creative stuff too…….I’m gonna share three of my favorites in a slideshow for your viewing entertainment!   But before I do, I want to show you one SPECIAL “poster” I received from our very good friend the beautiful and talented Layla from CatWisdom 101 whose cat Odin is coming on the trip with us.   Miss Layla is a really great artist in addition to being a really great writer and friend……….check out this poster she did:

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Isn’t it totally PAWSOME???  I love it……..

Now for the slideshow………………!

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I’m so excited….can you tell?   Are you?

Feeling Moony

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Moonwalk With Sammy

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Hi Everybody!    I can’t believe how excited some of you are about the Moon trip – to the point where I’m getting lotsa email with questions and I figure I just can’t keep saying “soon” to at least give you some more “substantial” information about our trip.  TODAY IS THE DAY!

First of all, yesterday I gave you the dates for the trip BUT if you didn’t record them, get your calendars out because here’s when we’ll be going.

 LAUNCH DATE:  Thursday, February 27

RETURN FROM THE MOON: 

Saturday, March 1

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To prepare for this pawsome event, you will need to begin thinking about the following things and deadlines!

  1. Preparing your spacesuit!  IThe “template” spacesuit is at the bottom of this blog and you can either use it, OR, if you want to find your OWN spacesuit to decorate and personalize that’s fine too!  The space cadet with the coolest/neatest/cleverest decorated suit is going to win a PRIZE!    YOU CAN EMAIL ME YOUR FINISHED PHOTO (in .jpg or .jpeg format) NOT LATER THAN SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23.  We’ll have a poll for your favorite on February 25th and I’ll announce the WINNER at a big party we’ll have at the Lunar Hotel the night of February 28th !!  WOO HOO
  2. Prepare an entry for the “WEIRDEST MOON CREATURE” contest!   Yep – be creative and let me know what kind of creature you imagine lives up on the Moon that we might run into when we visit!   Scary, weird, downright insane – whatever your little imagination thinks a Moon Creature would look like.    If you enter THIS contest you need to have your picture/artwork/creation to me NOT LATER THAN  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23.  We’ll also have a poll for your favorite creature for this contest on February 25th and the WINNER will be announced at our Lunar Hotel on the 28th at the pawty!!
  3. Decorate your Lunar Hotel Room contest!  I’m going to be posting below a picture of the “generic” hotel room from our Lunar Hotel where you’ll have your own private room with bath of course where you’ll sleep the night of February 27th and 28th before we come home.   You can add all the comforts of home to your room if you like – and if we think you have the coziest or most interesting room you might win this contest and get a prize!  Again, if you want to enter this one, you need to send me the room fully decorated in .jpg or .jpeg format NOT LATER THAN SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd.  We’ll ALSO vote for the best decorated room on February 25th!

SO – how’s that for a lot of information????!!!

THREE CONTESTS WITH PRIZES:   (1) Best decorated spacesuit……….(2) decorate your hotel room on the Moon…………(3) coolest Moon creature !      You can enter one, two, three or NONE of the contests – it’s up to you!

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY ME NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 – voting will be TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25th.    YOU CAN BEGIN SENDING THEM ANY TIME STARTING TODAY  – I’m READY!!!

ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO ME AT junekimm@aol.com   – AS ATTACHMENTS TO YOUR EMAIL in .jpg or .jpeg format please !   SUBJECT LINE SHOULD READ:  MOON TRIP      If I can’t download your entries I’ll email you immediately so you can re-send.

One other impawtant note………..I’ve been asked if humans may come along on the trip……….We will be able to offer accommodation to only FIVE humans at a max on this trip SO, if your human wants to come along OR if you are a human without a pet that’s coming along (!!!), you need to notify me ASAP at my email address – the first five will get to accompany us (and yes they can also enter all the contests!!).

ARE YOU EXCITED?????  GOT QUESTIONS????

Ask questions in comments and I’ll answer them. 

HOW COOL IS THIS?  Woo Hoo

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Here is the “template” for the spacesuit contest (or you may use your own spacesuit but I MUST have your face showing!)

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Here is the “template” for the hotel room decorating contest (this is the room you must decorate if you’re entering this contest!!)

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I’ll be reminding you of ALL OF THESE things several times over the next week or so…..including deadlines.  Please remember that if you are going on this trip you MUST have a spacesuit to wear for part of the journey – even if you don’t DECORATE one and don’t enter that contest, you need to send me a photo of you in a spacesuit.  I also need a photo of you that I can use for the party we’re having at the lunar hotel….you don’t need to be in costume or formal clothes – just any photo will do !!   

GOT IT?  It’s a lot I know…….but boy are we gonna have a BLAST (and I’m not just talking about the moon launch)

NOW – GET TO WORK!  

Sammy Moon Man

Sammy Moon Man