You know that “thing” when people recreate a family photo from many years ago with everyone in the same pose? Is there a term for it? Anyway, we were at Kennedy Space Center today. Last time we were there was 38 years ago.
These before photos were taken in 1982, when Bob and I were at the Kennedy Space Center for the 3rd shuttle launch. Back in the day, Bob's job was arranging for GTE communications satellites to be launched, and NASA was kind enough to give us 2 VIP tickets to the launch.
This was the launch, of the Columbia
BTW - Here are the before and after photos from today:
For the record, we weren't the last to leave, and we left before they kicked us out
We have been to over 30 state parks, the Everglades, city park preserves, national forests, wildlife refuges, beaches,
barrier islands, hammocks, wetlands, sloughs, swamps, rails to trails bike paths, kayak/canoe
trails, botanic gardens, the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, etc.
There certainly is overlap in what we see. Palms, saw
palmettos, different pines, mangroves, lots of birds, ocean, springs, wetlands, swamps, beaches.
every single day, we manage to see something new.
For example, this past Sunday, Feb 2nd, we went
to the Wakodahatchee Wetlands Park (of the Palm Beach County Water
Utilities Department’s Southern Region Water Reclamation Facility*)
in Delray Beach. After all the great stuff we have seen so far in so
many places, these are the things we saw for the first time on this trip at the
Wakodahatchee Wetlands. (Thanks Mike and Betty! This place was a great recommendation!)
birds - Cormorant chicks in one nest, baby Great Blue Herons in another
2.Flocks of wood storks very close by (had seen
from a distance before)
3.First birds building nests - Wood storks
gathering twigs and branches for nests
4.First snake - a large water snake (I had really wanted to see a python in the Everglades, but no such luck)
5.First raccoon not in a garbage can
6.First iguanas! Lots of them!
time ever seeing an American Bittern
(Bird identification tip: Just go over to anyone with a huge camera lens and ask)
So no, it never gets old.
* This place was much better than the excellent Japanese Garden and Sewage Treatment Plant at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Los Angeles.