The last space shuttle of all time is scheduled to take off tomorrow morning at 11:26 unless the rain that started falling late this afternoon is still falling tomorrow morning. The weatherman says it probably will be and also on Saturday and Sunday. I think I heard Sunday's chance was 50-50 - as of this evening. You know how precious rain is. We want the rain, but here's to the astronauts on the shuttle and a break in the weather late tomorrow morning long enough so they can safely lift off and wide enough so we can see them go.
Just as an FYI even though Ocala is pretty far from Cape Canaveral, if the shuttle takes a northern flight path - either taking off or landing, we can see the exhaust flame and contrail on take off and hear the sonic booms on landing. Very cool!! When DH and I lived in Orlando in eastern Orange County in a subdivision originally named Rocket City in the 60's, we could look out our front door, see that giant flame and hear and feel the rumble of those monster engines in our chests. When at work, DH would go up on the roof of his building which was closer to Disney and probably 25 miles farther away and still see, hear and feel the same thing.
Once we were able to get VIP tickets and watch a launch from the causeway out on the Cape. Awesome! Magnificent!
|My new rain gauge - a birthday present.|
|'Souv de la Malmaison'|
|A wet 'White Maman Cochet' - my latest favorite|