A full week in the sun is wonderful. The heat, vitamin C, and server lack of white stuff is great 😉
Derrian had a grand time (almost all of it). She got to visit her family, see the London Bridge (yes the one in the song), ride a cool boat, look at all the fishes. There was also buffets, and other delicious things to eat.
Her mother got out the telescope and they all looked at Jupiter and its many moons. Also Saturn! Those rings are just amazing when tilted just right!
Not to mention a bit of gambling with dear ol’ Papa. They enjoy shaking the dice a bit and hopefully making some money. They visited something like 7 casinos along the river, gambling a little bit at each one!
Craziest thing was the ALIENS! Dead serious… Go to enjoy a coffee after the sun goes down on the back ‘porch’, look at the bright casino lights and BAM! Freaking aliens!!
(Hey we believe in magical Dinosaur eggs, why not flying saucers?)
There was much freaking out to be had. Even Derrian’s dad was freaked out. Talk about a major goose bump moment. He is not freaked out by many things. These white specks kept flying over one of the casions in the sky. 3 or 4 of them, different directions, coming and going, until sudden they grouped together and flew off away from the buildings!
Two more nights they all watch the aliens, the specks multiplied. They were able to catch few in the telescope. Just rapidly moving specks of lights! The freaking rings of Saturn were visible, the strips in Jupiter, the giant spot! And these little specks remained just that when viewed through the telescope.
There was a bit of research done, since these space ships were appearing in the same spot each night. Right around the star Arcturus. Did you know that there is supposedly a portal to another dimension by Arcturus?!
The plot thickens!!
Even with Derrian vast knowledge of internet searching, it was ont he fourth day that she found the true identity to their aliens.
Birds/Bats…. freaking things. Illuminated by the upwards lights from the casino, they gather to eat the bugs that the lights attract in the spring.
Lost a few years of our lives from that one lol. But it made for a great story to tell others… like you, dear readers 😉