Thursday, March 13, 2008

3/13/08

Well, yesterday I was ready to head for home. I think I got a bit of food poisoning, and my shoulders have been really hurting. But this morning I felt better, and went for a massage, and then when we got onto the road again, I think I can squeeze out a few more days. Although I am starting to get homesick, and ready for my own bed, and ready to get back to torching.

Tonight we're at a nice quiet campground, Lake Harmony RV Park, by Townsend, Georgia (and for reference for next year, ask for site #10). I think if we come back here next year, we'll try to get a week or two here. It has cable and decent wifi, so life is good... And if we have a car, I can run up to Savannah and look at houses and cemeteries.

I finally figured out how to get the video off the camera and uploaded. I'm glad that I had David do the video while I tried to catch a couple of photos, because my still photos didn't turn out. If we ever have the chance to view a launch again, I'm jumping at it. It is just such a neat experience. It was amazing how long it took for the sound to get to us. The clip is a minute long, and the sound still hadn't reached us. It took about 1 1/2 minutes, and then the rumble came and got louder and louder. Amazing.

video

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

3/11/08 2:39 a.m.

It happened way too fast!! And there was a low cloud cover. It was so impressive and fast!!! The sky lit up a milky orange, then there was a bright light with a trail behind it, and the clouds just seemed to open up and swallow it. It looked kind of like an orange tornado, with the trail going back down to earth. When we get hooked up at the campground, I'm going to pull the video onto the computer and try to get some pictures off of that. There just wasn't enough time to get still pics.

Monday, March 10, 2008

3/10/08 8:49 p.m.

It's 10:30 p.m., and we're parked on the Cocoa Beach Causeway. We're right next to the ocean, with a couple of huge cruise ships to our right, and across the bay is the Space Center. With the binoculars, I can see the shuttle. Now that it's dark, they have it all lit up. It's exciting to be here. I watched the first shuttle launch on TV, and when John Glenn went on a shuttle mission, that was just about as exciting. This is a one in a lifetime chance for me to actually be here when one launches. Only another 4 hours to go... Oh boy, am I going to make it? I'm already yawning!! Where's the coffee!!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

3/9/08

Well, tomorrow is the big day. We're still south of Orlando. Tomorrow morning we'll return the rental car, come back here, do some laundry maybe, and get a nap in. Then tomorrow afternoon we're going to head over to the coast and hopefully find a good place along the causeway where we can park the rv. I sure hope it works out.