We have been the area of the ship the crew is calling the safe zone for three hours now. We have been assured by the crew that the solar flairs are dissipating, but it will be a while longer before we can move back into the other parts of the ship. People have been very patient, but you can tell some of the passengers are getting nervous. I have watched the crew, and there doesn't seem to be anything mechanical wrong with the ship. They don't seem nervous at all, and I think this is helping to keep the other passengers calm for now. I'm hoping this will be the only time we have to do this on our journey since we still have about seven days left to go. We have been told that we will have an announcement from the captain soon. I guess I will just hunker down and read my book for a while longer.
On a lighter note, I'm planning on meeting up with Ted tomorrow for lunch. I think we really clicked the other day. Maybe we can make a day of it and spend some time on one of the recreation decks. There is all sorts of things to do including viewing and or interacting with one of the halo novels. The last couple of year I've had great fun with the new halo technology, and this new form of entertainment has become very popular on earth. Iv'e heard that it is starting to become popular on Mars as well. With the total emersion into the story, and the ability to become one of the characters it is a great way to get away from life for a while. Some people will use these stories as a cheap replacement for an entire vacation. And, as you can imagine, the fantasies have run wild. People have even started to install rooms in there home dedicated to the experience.