After a very early start, we went to Port Canaveral Jetty Park, to watch the Atlas 5 NROL 61 launch (which many of us almost missed, as we were in the sea.)
We then chilled on the beach all day – with some students going on an hours run!?! In 36 degree Celsius heat?!?
Having returned to the hotel, we lounged in the pool – playing water polo with numerous injuries including cramp – whilst other teams began to trickle in.
We finished the day with a trip to Cracker Barrel (with exceptional customer service, and healthy portion sizes), which we followed with more card games, ready to check out of our rooms by 7 tomorrow morning, ready for the room changes for the competition.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. – Plato
Today, we went shopping all day.
Key highlights included a 2-hour game of Mao, a failed game of Sardines, and the life-changing experience of Victoria’s Secret. We learnt a lot about the incredible sales-tactics in America, including humiliation over a build-a-bear minion, buffing men’s nails, “HELLO” as soon as you enter, and not including tax into ANY prices.
We then went to Walmart – which was a very surreal experience. With items ranging from shotguns (£200), opposite the life-vests, to pet food and ramen. It would have been extremely easy to get lost within the never-ending aisles.
To finish the day off, some people went swimming, and we played card games, ready for a very early 6:30 (am) leave from the hotel in the morning.