I did some travelling.
I visited my old house in the UK & looked at the local pub. The new owners of my house have knocked out the wood shed & made the driveway bigger.
Then I went to the Grand Canyon & afterwards to the Pyramids. After lunch I went into space & flew round the Solar System - the Sun looks really big until I saw Pollux, then Rigel before getting to Vy Canis Majoris which has a volume equivalent to 12 billion suns! That is a BIG star…
Anyway, I had a cup of tea waiting so I popped home for a bit.
The next day I joined the crew of Apollo 11 & took off to land on the Moon. That capsule is small & Buzz lost his pen in zero gravity!
After coming back (you can’t see much out of the tiny windows but it is good to see the parachutes open) I needed to loosen up a bit so sliced a few flying boxes with a couple of light sabres - easier to music - before a wierd game of tennis in a big stadium.
After a rest I took a roller coaster ride which went for MILES around mountains & stuff but made me feel a bit queasy so decided to explore a haunted house instead.
On the last day I had another trip, this time to the Taj Mahal (great gardens) then fought some space drones.
Before bed I catapulted some birds at some pigs who were on an island where they had arrived by balloon & were building strange structures. The birds were volunteers & gave me the “thumbs-up” before being launched. Seems they were annoyed at the pigs for stealing eggs.
Then I was very tired & had school, sorry, work the next day so went to bed.
In case you think I have gone mad I was playing with my Christmas present, an Oculus Quest Virtual Reality system. It is a stand alone wireless setup & does not need a computer to run it. The VR effects are stunning & you get a 360 degree view in 3D of your chosen environment & the Solar System tour is mind-blowing! Space is certainly infinite & you really believe you are seeing planets from their orbit.
The kit is not massively expensive & the apps & games are sensibly priced - 29.99 euros is an expensive one. You download them directly to the headset via wi fi.
I love it & the “experiences” will get better as more apps become available.
Excuse me while I explore the oceans, or shall I take on Darth Vader? Decisions, decisions…