Tuesday, July 04, 2006

BEST 4TH OF JULY EVER!!



Dave and I had the 4th off and ended up making a spontaneous trip to see the shuttle Discovery launch! As soon as we heard they gave it the go ahead, we packed our bag and drove 3 hours to Cape Canaveral. Watching a shuttle launch is something I have wanted to experience since I was a kid. It was so awesome to finally see it in person. *checks another one off the list*


We arrived at our hotel around 2AM. Our room number was 121---


--- and the mission number for Discovery was 121. If you think that's strange, wait till you hear about Wilford Brimley:

This guy right here, who we'll call Wilford Brimley, was standing right next to us waiting for the launch. Good ol' Wilford had a bit of an...incident. His brand new, and very expensive, cowboy hat blew off of his head--

-- and fell into the water below... it just so happens there was an alligator..
Make that 2 alligators...actually there were 4 that we could see on the surface. Yes, Wilford Brimley's hat had fallen into a full blown alligator pit. "Wulp," said Wilford, "Guess I could go on in there.". Uhm, it was a VERY nice hat apparently.

blogger is messed up again and won't let me post any more pictures. be sure and check back for the end of this story!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like quite an adventure!

Rad said...

Did you shhot that Flag/shuttle picture? Very Nive! I've always wanted to see a shuttle launch.

Rad said...

OK, that should have read "Very nice!" Arthritic fingers on a monday morning keyboard. Sorry.

robot said...

same question as Rad.
Love that shot - well done.

Bluedog Photog said...

Echo the nice shot comments! I watched the shuttle lift off one year from somewhere close to Daytona... from a bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway when we were in town for Speedweeks. Also, what's up with Blogger recently and the picture posting... mine's been screwed up lately, too.

Dave Malkoff said...

We shot all of those photos.
Here's a link to the rest.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/malkoff/sets/72157594187653330/

That shuttle/flag photo is now my #1 "most interesting" photo on flickr

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