~Down South 2006~

In July of 2006 I took a trip down south to visit my daughters, Mary, Michele and Jean, and my grandchildren. Following are photos from that trip including Jacksonville, FL, the Kennedy Space Center and some photos from South Carolina.

Family clowning in Florida

Bryant in mask

Melissa, Jean, Catherine in my hat and Michele

Catherine in mask

Michele and Bryant

Melissa and Michele

Daniel with red hair

Catherine with new friend

Waterlogged cutie

Catherine diving

Catherine cannonball
Notice the little ham who cannot look away from the camera even during a cannonball.

A couple of photos of the Jacksonville, FL skyline

Photos of the Space Shuttle Atlantis on the launch pad ready to visit
the International Space Station

Shuttle left Vehicle Assembly Bldg on right

Atlantis on pad
These photos were taken from the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge and the Canaveral National Seashore. The view shows the main fuel tank and two booster rockets. Alantis is behind these and not visible. The water tank at the left holds a million gallons of water, which at launch is dumped on the launch pad to prevent its melting by the heat of the launch.

A little closer

The Enterprise, named for the Starship Enterprise of Star Trek fame, is a shuttle mockup, which visitors to the Kennedy Space Center can tour.

The large pointed cylinder at the top of the launch pad is a lightning rod. It protects the shuttle from lightning damage during the frequent thunder storms over KSC. Central Florida is the lightning capitol of the world.

The Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Looking south

Looking north

Looking macho

Looking wild

Water fowl galore



Snowy Egret

Sailing the Indan River

South Carolina Photos

Music is "A Candle In The Wind"

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