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June 1st, 2012

Last Day in Houston

On our last day we slept in and ate breakfast at IHOP. Then we headed over to Kemah Boardwalk to ride on the park rides. We all rode the double-decker carousel,

and then hopped right in to a gondola on the ferris wheel. We also rode the super high flying Aviator and a little train that took us all around the park. We also got to visit a Stingray touch tank, which was neat. They were kind of splashy but we did get close enough to touch them. They are very slippery and rubbery.

We decided to ride the Aviator again when we noticed the shuttle that was being ferried from Florida to Houston was arriving in the harbor. We craned our necks to see the approaching shuttle. It was amazing. We had heard that it was arriving for a “shuttle-bration” in Houston that afternoon and were so excited to catch a glimpse of it. When we road on our next ride, we could still see it as it moved down the river. It was really big.

At last, it was time for us to head to the airport. We made a stop at a restaurant called Yum Yum Cha and had dim sum (which is when you order many little dishes of food and all share). There was a lot of traffic in Houston but we made it to the airport in time to catch our 5:30 flight. We got home around 12:30am. I felt like I could sleep for twelve hours! (and I did!)

I am so thankful for Jim Metzner for taking us to Houston and to the judges for choosing our project to win. I had a fantastic time. I can’t wait to tell my science teacher all about it!

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