Thursday, May 7, 2009

We're here!

All three families have arrived and are checked into the motel. Team check in for the tournament is in 20 minutes.

Update from Jake:

This morning I woke up at 4:30 AM to get on the road by 5:30 AM.......and yes we left on time!!!!! now just a 6 hour car trip to Dayton. During the trip I did some schoolwork, we cached and ate food. Just as we were about to exit we noticed that the exit was being worked on so we had to get off at the next possible exit, which meant we were in downtown Dayton which is filled with one way streets. Armed with the latest version of Google Earth and my trusty GPS Map 60CSx I was able to manually navigate to the Hotel. After checking in and putting all of the food stuff into the fridge we put our Got Robot? shirts on and headed over to the nutter center to register our team, set up our pit and meet other teams. After talking to many teams about their team, Robots, projects, and misc. facts we handed out wristbands and received swaps from other teams it was time to hop on the coach bus that would take us to the museum. After a short ride over to the museum we waited outside until the red team (we were team blue) had filed out of the IMAX theater so we could watch the "Under the Sea" movie. The movie was very cool and filled with exotic fish, sharks, sea stars and underwater snails!!! Then for 2 hours we had free roam of the museum. The museum was in chronological order from gliders all the way to mach one jet fighters. The museum consisted of 3 hangers that could have fit 3 to 4 football fields!!!! After and overview of the weekend (still at the musuem) we got back on the buses and headed back to the nutter center to get our car and drive back to the hotel. The time now is about 10:45 PM and after finishing typing this sentence I think I will fall right asleep. *yawn*

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