Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch

On July 8th, Alice and I drove to Florida to stay with my cousin Val and her husband Bob to see the last space shuttle launch.

Val, Hugh and Alice waiting for Space Shuttle Atlantis to launch.

It was a bit of a drive from Asheville but totally worth it. Initially the weather was looking very dicy and there was a 70% chance that the launch would be delayed.  Upon waking up on Friday the rain had stopped, the clouds had lifted a bit and there was some sun shining too. Bob got a parking pass out on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station so we were about 3 miles from the launch pad and I got a little bit of video too.