Friday, May 14, 2010

Space Shuttle Atlantis

Alarm clock was set for 7:30, after breakfast we were on the road a little after 9. Traffic going was not bad until we got within 10 miles of the Kennedy Space Center welcome center. After a few miles of barely moving we pulled into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. We parked with the other bazillion people that were there too. We were parked by 11am. We walked around the museum and dined on hamburgers, chips and water. Watched a few presentations and monitored the live video screen for shuttle activities. A little after 2 we walked outside and found an area that Bridget could see from. Bridget was able to see the booster tanks separate from the orbiter with her binoculars, she said it was “cool”.

The first 3 pictures are from the live video screen.

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Just before liftoff.

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This is a must see event. Only 2 more launch days scheduled. We got back to the truck around 3 and back at the park around 6, the traffic was bumper to bumper just about the whole way back. The RV park has a restaurant that is only open on Tuesday and Friday nights, chicken on Tuesday and fish on Friday. We enjoyed the fried Alaskan Pollock, baked potato, corn fritters, slaw, homemade applesauce and soft serve ice cream. That’s it for our day.

Stay Safe

2 comments:

  1. How awesome to have watched the launch of Atlantis!! That is what I love about this lifestyle....making memories. Glad you had a good day and got to see such an event. :)

    Have fun and enjoy!
    Mike & Gerri (happytails)
    http://freedom2roll.blogspot.com

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