Saturday, September 22, 2012

WAAYYY cool day. . .

We were lucky enough to see space shuttle Endeavor pass over Monterey Bay yesterday on its piggy-backed trip from Cape Canaveral to its new home at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

I cropped this photo to get a closer view.

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Gary and I went up to the top of the hill by the water tower at Laguna Seca to watch it pass by along the Pacific Ocean coastline. It’s an “Almost Heaven” view don’t you think?


Since we have the LA channels on our full time RVing DirecTV package, after watching Endeavor till it was a tiny speck in the sky, we caught the activity as it flew into LAX.  It made many flyovers all along the route.  Needless to say we were glued to the TV and didn’t get much else done!

Photos taken of my TV screen.  Gosh, it was 97 degrees in Los Angeles, that’s a heat wave!! DSCN8594

As it taxied onto the tarmack upon landing at LAX someone appeared in the hatch waving the American flag.



I was in high school when Alan Shepard became the first American in space and, in February of 1962 remember being in the library at Minot State U. (Minot State Teachers College back then) when it was announced over the intercom that John Glenn had just became the first American to orbit the earth.  And yesterday to actually see the last space shuttle make its final journey I felt I had experienced an historical event from start to finish.

Yes, it was a WAY cool day!


  1. Thank you for sharing, we did not hear or see much. must have been a wonderful site. I have missed you here in Ole Blogland. Looks like you have been really busy, that is a good thing.
    Take care, Mary

  2. We've heard very little of this "last flight" over here, so isn't it wonderful to have blog friends who can inform and share such amazing photos and pics with the rest of us. Thanks so much for this.
    I can just imagine how you were glued to the TV - I would have been too!
    Take good care. Happy journeying.