Day 25, Sat., Jan. 29, 2011–At Sea

     We painted a Tahitian flower, heliconia, in watercolor class and there are are few things to “tweak” on my painting of Bora Bora.  Wii was broken, so we had to do a basketball challenge outside.  We then went to the Queen’s Lounge to hear Brigadier General Charles M. Duke Jr.  He is a retired Air Force Reserve Brigadier General and was commissioned in 1957 upon graduation from the Naval Academy.  He has logged 4,147 hours flying time, which includes 3,632 hours in jet aircraft.  Duke was one of the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966.  Duke served as lunar module pilot of Apollo 16, April 16-27, 1972.  He was accompanied on the fifth manned lunar lading mission by John W. Young and Thomas K. Mattingly II.  Duke has logged 265 hours in space and over 21 hours of extra vehicular activity.  It was extremely interesting to listen to him.  We bought his book.

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     After lunch there was a ping-pong challenge and Champagne ring toss.  We made a needle holder in Arts and Crafts.  HAL Chorale also met today so it was a rush to get ready for formal night – A night inspired by the colors of the tropics.

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     The entertainment tonight was the Infamous Rat Pack of the 50’s and 60’s – Back with a New Twist.  Three men were Frank, Dean & Sammy.

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