Boeing Delta 4 Heavy Launch from Launch Complex 37B
The first launch of a Delta 4 Heavy in nearly three years. The rocket carried a Defense Support Program satellite into orbit. In the foreground are the lights of the Eau Gallie Causeway in Melbourne, Florida at a location approximately 30 miles from the launch pad.
Church at Sunset
The Episcopalian Church in Satellite Beach, Florida.
Atlas V Launch - Wideband Global Satcom
The Atlas V launch Wednesday night as seen from the beach near the Cocoa Beach Pier (foreground). The rocket, powered by a Russian-made kerosene/LO2 engine, placed a military communications satellite into orbit.
Extraterrestrial Endorsement for Volkswagen?
Lots of people, and E.T. it seems, were at Wickham Park for Volksfest. A large, varied collection of Volkswagens from around the state were on display. Among the many displays: Boston Lobsterfeast's "Lobster Car", the Truly Nolen VW Beetle limousine, and various iterations of the "Herbie" cars.
Flowers growing along a fence in the 'old' section of Eau Gallie near the harbor.
My co-worker, Sherri, and I were heading home from a TDY at Homestead Air Reserve Base last Thursday when the manhunt for cop-killer Shawn Labeet. The shootings had taken place not four blocks from where we had been working. The Air Force put the building into lockdown, but we had managed to leave just before they did so. The Florida Turnpike was closed down and so we had to take surface streets north until we could get into the clear. Along the way, not surprisingly, were several hundred cops from just about every imaginable agency. The second light we were at, an FHP trooper stopped and got out his rifle, the next had cops flying every which way through the intersection, and at the next one, this van sitting in the intersection. We imagine that Labeet must've followed us because he was cornered and ultimately killed in Pembroke Pines which we passed on our way north.
Wal-Mart's New 'Up-Scale' Pricing
I'm so glad that Wal-Mart is still a "discount" store, because I'd to hate to have had to pay that regular price of $59.64 for an 8pk of 12oz Coca-Cola.
Candy Sculpture at the FRA Convention in Orlando
One of the many candy sculptures displayed at the Florida Restuarant Assocation Convention in Orlando, Florida. Unfortunately there were numerous idiots around who just HAD to destroy some of the sculptures by 'playing' with them. We even witnessed one moron stick her nose down on a cake to sniff it - messing it up even further.
Parrots at the Brevard Zoo
These are some of the beautiful birds commonly on display at the Brevard Zoo located in Viera, Florida.
Gavin at Mini-Golf
Which one.... which one....
Sunrise over the Cocoa Beach Pier
Taken from the south side of the pier.