Mars Rover Launch

Left the ship at about 9ish and worked the phones to figure out where our Hertz rental car was.

At the lot, I picked (it turns out) the runt of the litter. No auto anything. We’re rolling windows up and down like cavemen.

As we made our way from the rental, w notices stacks of people along the roadside, parked and watching the sky. It turned out that the Mars Rover, a 2 year delayed, 600,000 million dollar mission was launching.

I became anxious and started trying to figure out how to get us into a position so that we could watch this marvel.

It turned out that stopping or gas was the answer. There was a window of about 1 1/2 hours when it could launch, so as I was pumping my unleaded into our rental, I turned around and saw it.

It was me and my dumpy rental, family scrambling to get out and see the sky, staring heaven-ward at the ultimate ride. These scene lasted only less than a minute. Clouds soon covered the Rover, which won’t land on Mars until next year in August.

We found our hotel, unpacked, spent some time at the pool and weighed our options.

We drive two miles from our hotel to Downtown Disney,

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