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Monday, September 11, 2006

Back from Vacation

I haven't posted in a while because we just got back from spending just over a week in Florida. Lots of sun, sand, seafood and a space shuttle launch pretty much sum up the trip. We stayed in a nice one bedroom condo in New Smyrna Beach that overlooked the Smyrna Dunes Park, the Ponce Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. Very nice......I could have sat there all day watching the water, surfers and ships coming and going from the inlet.

Jim and I spent some time fishing, well......mostly Jim. I tried my hand at it a few times but never got so much as a nibble. Jim caught a nice Mangrove Snapper.

The highlight of the trip for me had to be seeing the Space Shuttle launch. We were about 30 miles up the coast from Cape Canaveral and were told by all the locals that we had a good view right from the beach. And indeed we did. At 11:15, Saturday morning we saw this blaze of orange shoot from the horizon and climb upward and over New Smyrna Beach. Then about 5 minutes after it took off, we heard it......boom, boom, boom, boom...... the sound of the rockets from the shuttle as it took off. And it kept going for at least a few minutes. Way cool! Jim took a ton of pictures and I hope to get some posted here soon as well as some more about our trip (and what we ate).

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Glenna said...

Wow! That is awesome, really, not a lot of us can say that who don't live there. Glad your vacation was so fun.

9:35 AM  
Blogger PatL said...

Nice to have you back, Barbara! Looking forward to those pics. And, of course, new pics of Sophie. :o)

11:48 AM  
Blogger christine said...

Glad you're back. Looking forward to those food posts!

1:39 PM  
Blogger sher said...

Yes, welcome back!!! I've been so busy I didn't check you blog sooner. That, must have been a great thrill to see the Shuttle launch! Can't wait to hear about the trip!!!

12:41 AM  
Blogger Dough-Boy said...

Seeing the shuttle launch is an awesome sight. My wife and I got to see it 4 or 5 years ago in Daytona. We didn't even know it was launching that day, and heard something on the radio. We stopped and within minutes it launched.

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Jon said...

can't wait to see the shuttle pics. i'd love to witness that sometime.

3:17 PM  
Blogger PatL said...

Tag! You're it, Barbara!

11:00 PM  

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