For the 4th of July, my hubby and I traveled up to Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island really, to watch the shuttle lift off. It was our second try, as we went up on that Saturday for the first attempt to launch. It was way worth two trips and the cost of gas. We were within 12 miles of the launch pad and you could actually hear the rumble from the lift off. It was an amazing way to spend the 4th.

And no one who could see the people parked along the road waiting for lift off on that day or on Saturday, would have any doubt that Americans still support the space program. There were so many people gathered, thousands would not be understating it, to see our return to space. All so excited for this moment. It was truly awesome.

God bless the astronauts may they return home safely!