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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Our Very First Stop at Kennedy Space Center

 On Sunday, December 9 of 1984 we drove South on Interstate I-95 and spent the night at Scottish Inn, St. Augustine.
On Monday, we continued towards Fort Lauderdale and did stop at Kennedy Space Center and did admire the interesting rockets and space shuttles near the Visitor Center.
You needed to buy a ticket in order to tour by bus the rest but we did travel on...
Here I stand, together with Mauzie girl our dachshund.
Unreal the length of such a Space Shuttle... Me with Mauzie to the right.
One can only admire NASA for having accomplished this!
Pieter with Mauzie girl standing there...
Me with Mauzie standing below rocket...
Closeup
Pieter having an up close look
Pieter with Mauzie and the sun was reflecting in my lens...
We're in Florida — the Sunshine State!
In the distance, over the water, you see one of the huge buildings where you can visit when getting the tour by bus.
We would be back here; many times that is, with our guests–family and friends.
Below the tree, to the right on the water's edge is a Great Blue Heron.
Those are mainly scanned negatives, done with the Kodak Negative and Slide Scanner.

On to Fort Lauderdale... stay tuned!

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16 comments:

  1. Post interesante!Belle foto.

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  2. You standing by the rocket gives a good idea as to size.

    God bless always.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, it is always good to have an idea about the true size!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. That must have been incredible, Mariette! They're massive! I've always wondered if rockets would have a different shape if women designed them, though. LOL.

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Oh you bet how thrilled we both were to actually see those.
      It would not matter if those engineers were women or men, the shape is related to the size of those propellants.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      You bet that it was interesting for us as new immigrants!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Se ve un espacio muy amplio, muy apropiado para el Centro Espacial. Su visita es bastante interesante y han aprovechado bien la ocasión, para disfrutar de ella.
    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      De hecho, una zona perfectamente plana y rodeada por el océano y una bahía.
      Simplemente perfecto y oh, ¡siempre disfrutamos de esos tours!
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  6. I've never been there - never been to Florida. Looks like a place I would enjoy.

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      Yes, it is a wonderful place for every American to go and see.
      Their tour is absolutely fantastic and puts you a lot closer to what humans are capable of.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. The engineering behind these devices is impressive. It was certainly an interesting and different visit.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Oh, this was such a wonderful experience for both of us!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Wow... that close up gives an idea how big the rocket really is.

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    1. Dearest Haddock,
      Yes, we often need a true feeling of size for placing something nearby to compare.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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Mariette...

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