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.
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.