Trip to New England: Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame

We just returned from a vacation to New England. On our first day, we took the plane to Rhode Island. We had a layover in Baltimore, but we were running out of fuel so we had to stop in Pittsburg to refuel.

When we landed, we went to our hotel room at the Springhill Suites. It was bigger than I expected it to be.

The next day, we went to the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame. They were 2 brothers who built a lot of America’s Cup winning yachts. It has a lot of old boats. They actually let you go in a couple.

sportpopping out herz

The weird thing about the boats is their keel. The keel sticks out from the bottom to keep the boat stable. With smaller boats, it is called a daggerboard or a centerboard. The centerboard cannot come out. It can be lifted up if you need to. The daggerboard can come out. The keel is in a very different shape from what there is today.

The Herreshoff’s won the America’s Cup multiple times. Their biggest boat was the Reliance. They only sailed it once to an America’s Cup victory. The boat took over 60 people to sail. It had 5 sails.

 

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1/6 scale model of Reliance

After that, we went to our grandparent’s house and then back to the hotel.

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Carnival Splendor: Part 5 of 5

The last two days of our cruise were at sea. This post will be somewhat short but there were a couple things that were noteworthy. We went to the bridge of the ship. That is where everything is controlled.

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No! Not that one.

 

The steering wheel must be 8 inches in diameter.

On the second to last day, we saw a 70’s show. It was similar to the Epic Rock show. It had singing and dancing to songs that I had no idea existed.

On the last day, we ate breakfast in the dining room where we eat dinner. I watched Thor: Ragnarok and then went to a comedy show.

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I forget what he was saying at that time.

When some late people came in, he started speaking in a foreign language. (I think it was. I only know English so I have no idea if it is a real language.) Everyone played along. Seeing as I am extremely funny, we (unintentionally) had a conversation. After that, I watched Peter Rabbit. It was my first time watching it.

Later that night, my mom and I went to the Piano Bar on the 5th floor and we saw him play a couple songs.

That was our cruise, at least the last two days of it. The other blog posts are below:

Carnival Splendor in Puerto Vallarta: Part 4 of 5

Carnival Splendor in Mazatlan: Part 3 of 5

Carnival Splendor in Cabo San Lucas: Part 2 of 5

Carnival Splendor: Part 1 of 5

How The Solo Millenium Falcon Doesn’t Make Sense + Review

This blog post was supposed to be published a lot earlier. WordPress glitched and it didn’t.

I watched Solo about a week ago and decided to review it. After the review, I wrote about how the new Millenium Falcon doesn’t make sense.

SPOILERS AHEAD NOW. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN SOLO YET AND DON’T WANT IT SPOILED, THEN GO READ SOMETHING ELSE!!!

Now for the review:

I think the main reason that it did badly at the box office was that it was right after Infinity War and Deadpool 2.

The first part was kind of bad. First, it had no opening crawl like all other Star Wars movies. (Except Rouge One.) I don’t even have to mention that Lady Proxima was way worse then Jabba.

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Someone maybe tell me who this is? Lady Proxima is just really weird.

His speeder chase was good though. The Imperial checkpoint was kind of cool because it showed that the Imperials were meeting rebellion on some planets. They arrested someone every minute or so. Qi’ra was trapped on the other side of the wall when she and Han made a dash for it.

Then Han goes to the Conveyex. I like that part with Enfy’s Nest and the huge explosion. Unfortunately, two of the guys died. They should not have killed Rio.

 

After that, Han goes to Dryden Vos’s big yacht. There, he meets Qi’ra again. She runs away with Han over to Lando, and Han gambles with Lando. Lando cheated and Han lost the bet. He didn’t have the ship that he said he had though. The ship he claims he has is the same ship as the Ghost from Star Wars Rebels. It is made on Corellia just like the Falcon.

the ghost

Lando took Han to see the Millenium Falcon. (Because there is no opening crawl, that is the first time that the “Star Wars Main Theme” plays.) They went to Kessel to steal coaxium so that Dryden Vos wouldn’t kill them.

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This is Coaxium when it is refined.

Han and his friends made a distraction that way he and Chewie could steal the coaxium. They managed to do it. Their distraction was a massive slave revolt on Kessel.

To go refine it, they had to do the Kessell run. Everyone almost died at the hands of a giant black hole. They used coaxium to give the Falcon a huge boost. With that speed, the Falcon’s paint wore off, and it turned grey. Han also fired the escape pod so the Falcon had its 2 prongs instead of the 1 long prong.

Enfy’s Nest is revealed to be a group of rebels. They find out on Savareen which is the planet they go to refine the coaxium.

enfys nest

That’s basically what happens. Overall, it was better than I thought it would be.

TOPIC SENTANCE The issue is that it doesn’t make sense. In Revenge of the Sith, you see the Millenium Falcon landing on Courascant. That takes place before Solo, and it is not white and doesn’t have the new front prong.

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I drew the circle on a tablet. Forgive the sloppiness.

This is just a little thing I noticed before I started writing my review.

Carnival Splendor in Puerto Vallarta: Part 4 of 5

Puerto Vallarta was our 3rd and final stop. Of course, it was the best one. We took a big catamaran. It was two stories like most tourist boats.

 

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On the boat. You can’t really see much but the front of the boat is behind us.

We went to two beaches and went snorkeling at one of them. The first beach had softer sand but almost no waves. It was fun because there were inner tubes. One time I was telling my sister something and the tube flipped. It was awesome. (Also kind of annoying). After that, we had lunch. I just ate bread because I didn’t like the sandwich. We took that boat for another half hour or so to the next beach.

mom and kids after snorkel

It had normal waves which was nice. A bunch of locals were playing in the water while we were there. One time, there was a 7-foot tall wave. I just went on the top of it and rode the wave back to the shore. My mom lost her sunglasses when this fast wave came and knocked them off her head. We were at the beach for about 2 hours. When we went back on the boat, there was a concert with what was apparently the Mexican Rolling Stones.

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They were magic considering they had drums when no one was at the drumset. Or maybe it was lip-syncing. After they finished, we found something out. It was all a scam. They sold out the boat by making people think the Mexican Rolling Stones were playing. The snorkeling was just an add-in. They were just the workers on the boat. Once we exited the boat, we entered the boat.

(Wait, hold on, we entered the Carnival Splendor. Not that boat). On the Carnival Splendor, I got to see The Last Jedi again. It was in the Carnival Seaside Theater. Unfortunately, I missed everything from Snoke’s throne room to Luke disappearing because of dinner. After that, I watched Black Panther and went to bed. The end… Last part coming tomorrow.

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