‘Star Wars:Rogue Planet’ – Chapter 52

Well, we had quite a day today.  It started off great.  We got on our way to Darien Lake early today and packed with everything we knew we would need.  We had everything mapped out and hoped that everything would go according to plan and it really did go pretty smooth.  We went out 17 to 390 North and then got off at the Mt. Morris/Geneseo exit.  We stopped at the McDonald’s in Mt. Morris.  We found out just how “processed” McDonald’s food is compared to Wendy’s food, but enjoyed the meal the best we could.  We then got on the road and continued on to the park.  We got there and it was a beautiful day!  It was perfect.  Not too hot and not too cold.  We rode a whole bunch of rides like the bumper cars and the pirate ship.  The most exciting part of the day for Austin and Ruth was their very first “big person” roller coaster.  They both rode “The Viper” with me.  They were so excited that they wanted to go right back on the ride again.  I was so proud of both of them and neither of them seemed very scared at all.  They were really great kids all day long.  In the afternoon we decided to head to the water park.  What a disaster that turned out to be.  Everyone decided to go to the waterpark in the afternoon.  “Hook’s Lagoon” was so underridden with kids that we had a really hard time keeping track of our three children.  So, we decided to head over to the wave pool and then to the other water rides in the park.  Well, no matter what we did from this point on, we waited in lines.  We waited forty-five minutes to go on “Grizzly Run” and then waited another forty-five minutes plus to go on the “Log Flume” (although I think it’s called “Thunder Rapids” now.  Anyway, just a lot of lines for everything, but it was still a fun day.  I think the smartest thing we did all day was not to eat any food in the park.  It’s just too expensive to do that in the park.  We didn’t even get anything to drink there.  Instead, we visited the water fountains several times throughout the day.  If we hadn’t handled it that way, we would never have been able to afford to go at all.  The only bad part happened at the end of the day.  Just as we were trying to leave the park, we got slammed with a pretty bad thunder storm.  People went running for shelter and acting like they were going to die.  Not my family!  We took our towels, put them over our head and headed for the car.  We got soaked in the process!  But, we’ve been in a flood, so we weren’t going to let a little rain stop us.  So, we got in the car, got it started and headed out, but because of the rain, so was everyone else and they were all heading for the NYS Thruway like we had planned to do.  So, I had us go south and we end-arounded our way to Attica and then got onto Route 20 and ate at the original “Tom Wahl’s” in Avon.  It was cool because I haven’t done that in a long long time.  We then got to my parents’ house by 10 p.m. and pretty much crashed.

Okay, time to talk about Chapter 52 of “Star Wars:Rogue Planet” by Greg Bears…..

Chapter 52:  Tarkin was amazed at the number of ships the Sekotans had on the planet as he watched the battle aboard the “Rim Merchant Einam”.  Tarkin could only watch as many ships woud pull up alongside his starfighters, catch them in a tractor beam, and slam them into the ground.  Tarkin was happy that the starfighters weren’t getting them, but the sky-mines were.  They watched closely as giant movement in the jungle occurred.  Seinar thought they looked like trap doors but said nothing of this.  Then Tarkin found the Sekotan ship he was looking  for and it appeared abandoned.  Seinar asked if he planned on destroying it.  Tarkin said no and directed all of the sky-mines to chase Kwinn’s YT-1150 instead.  Tarkin said they were to take the Sekotan ship back to Coruscant.


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