Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kennedy Space Center

This was a great day at the Kennedy Space Center. What a great time to explore our center for Space Exploration. Unfortunately, our new Administration has put a halt to our space program and they only have 2 more missions. We spoke with some very frustrated NASA employees regarding what is going to happen. There are so many things that have been invented from the space program that is useful to us today.

This is a replica of a jet that follows the Shuttle as it comes in to land.
This picture is approximately 4 miles away from where we were. It once was the largest building in the world. Now it's the 4th largest. This building is where they assemble the shuttles.
This is a launch site that is around 4 miles away. Everyone has to be at least 3 miles away at launch in case it explodes. The fallout is around 3 miles.
We saw a bald eagle which is prevalent in this area. There are several nests that you can see in the trees that have been there for over 40 years.

This is the same building that was 4 miles away.
This is the side where they upright the shuttle before they put it on the crawler to take it to the launching pad. Notice the bottom where the wings fit.
This is the roadway where the crawler travels to the launching pad. You can see tracks in the rocks where they recently towed a satellite that was launched for the international space station.
This is launch site #39 where they launched the Apollo's.
This was the control center when they launched the 1st Apollo mission that carried astronauts.
This is the Shuttle, Endeavor.
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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Anastacia meets the church

Papau has been showing pictures and talking about Anya for months. He finally got to show her off to the church. He was a little bit proud of her. Anya on the other hand wasn't quite sure what to make of all those people smiling of her. She just looked around and didn't make a sound. You
always wonder what goes through their minds.

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New shoes

Uncle Jordan bought Anastacia her first pair of gym shoes from the Finish Line. Puma's to be exact. Here she loves looking at them. In reality, when her Mom put them on her feet, she was not at all happy. She did not want anything to do with her shoes. In fact, she thought shoes were a very bad idea and she let us all know that particular part of information. Mom quickly took them off and let her inspect them at a closer range. We were all much happier.

Grandma and Anya

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Anastacia came to visit

Papau thought Anastacia needed to be educated a little more than she is. So, he pulled out some of his favorite reading material that he used to read to her Dad. Frosty the Snowman, that is. He didn't realize that this is June and Frosty is for Christmas. We didn't have the heart to tell him that fact because he was having so much fun. However, Anya was pretty happy listening to her Papau. In fact, we were all pretty enraptured listening to him. You would think listening to him all those years in the pulpit would seem to put us to sleep. Well,...

She wasn't quite sure of him.

Lauren seemed to get Anya's attention. Papau changed his reading material to something much more relevant for this time of year. The real "Puddy Tats" were in the basement. We didn't think she was quite ready to venture with them.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Memorial Tournament

This is the course that Jack built, Nicklaus that is here in Dublin. It's time for the Memorial again. We were given tickets from Melissa's fiance, Jeremy and went to the Skins tournament. Unfortunately, I grabbed the wrong lense and then my battery died. Yes, not very organized but I didn't know I was going til the last minute. Anyway, we got to see both Nicklaus and Tiger overshoot their shots to the 14th green. Quite exciting as it was. Jordan's girlfriend, Melissa was in town and was with us before she flew out this afternoon back home.

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