SPACECOAST 2014

YOU MEAN THE BLOG IS TARDY IF IT IS ALMOST 1 YEAR LATE ?
ENJOY – CLEARLY IT HAS BEEN AN EVENTFUL YEAR.
 
CAPE CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE SIGHTING
ARMADILLO !!
 
MARATHON MANIACS AND FANATICS READY TO LAUNCH
  
 

BLACKPOINT DRIVE
MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

WHEN IS THE NEXT LAUNCH ?
CAN I GO TO MARS  PLEASE ?

THIS WAS THE SECOND YEAR OF THE 3 OR 5 YEAR SPACE COAST MARATHON CHALLENGE. THERE IS SERIOUS BLING FOR COMPLETING  THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS OF THE RACE AND  KEEPING  A 3 OR 5 YEAR STREAK.  IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SPACE SHUTTLES.  GREAT GIVEAWAYS, BEAUTIFUL ROUTE  AND POST RACE CELEBRATION.  ADD OCEAN FRONT HOTELS FOR A BUDGET RIGHT AFTER THANKSGIVING  AND YOU HAVE A WINNER. YES THIS PUPPY FILLS UP SUPER FAST.

NAN AND MICHELE TEE IT UP FOR YEAR 2

MICHELE COMING DOWN THE  HOME STRETCH AGAIN
 
THANK YOU SPACE HEROES

 

MICHELE AND WINGMAN RODNEY READY TO OCCUPY BREAKFAST
 
FOR A REASON THAT SEEMS SILLY WRITING THIS ALMOST A YEAR LATER-(HEY WE HAVE HAD BOXES TO PACK AND UNPACK AND PACK AND UNPACK AND PACK  AND UNPACK……)
I DECIDED TO TRY TO BREAK 5 HOURS FOR THIS AFFAIR FOR OLD TIME’S SAKE.
50 STATES WERE FINISHED AND THERE WAS NO EXCUSE TO HOLD BACK  AND STAY INTACT FOR THE NEXT EVENT.
THIS INVOLVED STAYING WITH A PACE GROUP AND ACTUALLY THINKING ABOUT RUNNING.  NOT CHATTING, FINDING NEW FB FRIENDS, DRINKING BLUE MOON (GET IT  SPACE FANS ?) TAKING PICTURES FOR THE BLOG ETC ETC ETC
MY ONLY MEMORY OF THE DAY WAS LOOKING AT THE LITTLE PACE SIGN ON A STICK AND LISTENING FOR THE WALK BREAK COMMANDS.  THE POWER OF THE POSSE IS GREAT.  IF CONTACT IS LOST WITH THE GROUP JUST LIKE BIKE RACING YOU ARE OFF THE BACK, DROPPED AND PUTTING ON A SOLO SHOW AND LATE TO THE  TIME GOAL PARTY AT THE FINISH.  WHAT A SHAME TO MISS THE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, SPACE THEMED COSTUMES, NICE NEIGHBORHOODS AND ALL THE LEISURELY CHATS.   ALL FOR A SILLY TIME THAT STARTS WITH A 4.
 I DID BREAK 5 SO THAT IS DEFINITELY IT FOR  THAT FOR AWHILE.
BACK TO THE PARTY IN THE BACK FOR SURE.
 
FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW I SAW THE ATLANTIS EXHIBIT AT THE SPACE CENTER AND BECAME MORE AMAZED WITH WHAT THE SPACE PROGRAM WAS.  I WISH WERE WE STILL GOING FULL SPEED AHEAD IN THIS AREA OF OUR COUNTRY.  SEEING A SHUTTLE UP CLOSE IS AMAZING AND THE LAUNCH SIMULATION EXPERIENCE IS QUITE FUN.
 
THERE  IS TONS OF GREAT NATURE, NATIONAL SEASHORE  VERY UNSPOILED  CLOSE BY. ACTUALLY -RIGHT NEXT TO THE LAUNCH PADS. 
 
THIS YEAR COMING UP IS YEAR THREE WITH SPECIAL BLING.  THE PAST YEAR HAS HAD LOTS OF GALACTIC COMMOTION FOR BOTH MICHELE AND MYSELF AND THE BELOVED DEBBIE.  WE  ALL LOOK FORWARD TO SITTING ON THE HOTEL BALCONY AFTER THE EVENT  LOOKING AT THE OCEAN AND  SIPPING AN ADULT BEVERAGE AND COUNTING LOTS OF  BLESSINGS FOR GETTING TO ANOTHER SPACE COAST FINISH. GOOD LORD WILLING AND THE CREEK DON’T RISE THIS WILL  OFFICIALLY  BE MARATHON  #100.  SINCE I HAD SOME RACES BACK IN DINOSAUR TIME, THEY DO NOT COUNT UNLESS THEY CAN BE COUNTED.  I ALWAYS SAID TUBE SOCKS, COTTON T SHIRTS WITH SLEEVES CUT OFF AND MULLETS WILL COME BACK.   HERE IS AN INSPIRING QUOTE ABOUT SPACE.
 
“THE SKY IS ONLY THE LIMIT FOR THOSE WHO AREN’T AFRAID TO FLY”
BOB BELLO

 
Stay inspired and
Make it a great day
NW
 

 


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