Since my brother and father are in town I thought it would be a good idea for them to at least see the sights. So on Sunday we headed to the Kennedy Space Center for a little tourist action. This is one of the few times I have managed to catch the shuttle on the pad, we actually were hoping that they would launch early May here … but that got pushed back to July as they have to take the Shuttle back to the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) for some repairs post last minute ‘return to flight’ tests. Melissa and I are both hoping that the launch will be late July so that we can catch it, this will be the first launch since the Columbia tragedy in 2003.
Discovery sits on the Pad
On the way home I took them along the scenic route hoping to catch more of the “real” Florida – rather than just the interstate. Along the way we had a whole new adventure.
Cavalier’s first blown tire
We had to make a short stop in Arcadia to fix the tire. $85 plus dinner later we were back on the road. This was the first time I have been driving when a tire gives out … but we were all safe and sound. What a day.