Tag Archives: spacecoast

One Month

8 Aug

If I’ve set things up correctly, this should post exactly one month after the launch. I will probably be distracted at work and miss the moment, so I thought I should mark the occasion while it was on my mind.

Other than that, there’s not much to say. Would you believe that I still can’t quite believe it happened? Or that I have not expressed sufficient thanks to everyone involved? Both are true.

All I know is that I would get up at 1 a.m. any day to see this view again:

Honestly, any day.

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Day 1, A Photo Essay, Or: Too Tired to Write Words

6 Jul

This was the first sign for KSC that I was able to get a picture of. Yay!!!

Hey, Florida:  You have combination mini-golf/gator-feeding places, trucks full of watermelons, and you launch space shuttles?  You are kinda weird.  To say the least.

There were a series of NASA buses. Not sure who they were for, but presumably awesome people?

But you are weird in a good way, I mean, Florida.  Or just weird in a weird way.

We had lunch at a Wendy's on Astronaut Blvd. I mean, presumably it is the Wendy's that Buzz Aldrin ate at before Apollo 11. Obviously.

Lunch feels like a million years ago.

Dad being an astronaut while we looked for space shirts.

Too tall to be an astronaut?  I don’t think so.

This bag holds wonders unimaginable. Also astronaut ice cream and a mission patch.

Squishy. Astronaut.  It still needs a name.

I'm official :)

I feel like I should just be able to show this to get through airport security on the way home.

This is where our ridiculous GPS took us when we were looking for SpaceX. Possibly the funniest moment of my life, until a black cat crossed our path as we drove away. And you know what? This was probably the SpaceX Launch Control Center after all.... And that is one skeptical shoulder in that rearview mirror.

So, that was our day….  Never did make it to real SpaceX.