My Second Chance Journey With Dan ~ Interlude 221

You broke the tether that kept you grounded to earth; now you are free to soar high above the heavens.


5 thoughts on “My Second Chance Journey With Dan ~ Interlude 221

  1. I have always thought Airships to be the most elegant way to fly….

    … in the Physical world, at least! 😉

    May both your spirits be ‘lifted’.

    My sincere apologies for my tardiness in noticing your latest post. 🙂

    • Please don’t apologize! I appreciate your visits and the lively discourse. 🙂 My work has been super busy, so I understand.

      When my husband was alive and we lived further south, we used to visit the hangar where the Goodyear blimp resides quite often. At one point, I had a job whose 10th floor office overlooked the hangar and runway and almost daily I would have my nose pressed to the window watching it take off and land. I was known as the “Blimp Lady” at work. 😀

      Now, I’m over a hundred miles north and I miss it. As you said, it’s elegant and brings a smile as it drifts past. I once spoke with a pilot who told me the top speed was somewhere around 65 miles per hour, but shared, with a mischievous grin, that with a good tailwind he could push the needle even higher.

      Hope you’re having a great week “down under.”

      • The Blimp Lady! hahahaha. 😀 – Nice!

        That would have been so cool to get to watch it almost every day. I’d be pressing my nose against the glass every chance i got. 🙂

        If you live in Florida does that mean you get to see a lot of take-offs from Cape C?? Being a bit of a space nut that would be the ultimate for me (except perhaps to take a flight one day. Maybe… (when the price comes WAY down!) 😉

        I don’t suppose you have any photo’s to post? 🙏

        My weeks going really well so far, Thank You. 🙂

        I wish you a speedy ‘tailwind’ ! 😉

  2. I am close enough to see the contrails/afterburn of the launches if the weather is clear enough. 🙂 I’ve only been within 5 miles of a night launch once and that was 21 years ago (Space shuttle Endeavour Jan. 22, 1998). Dan and I had no idea we were going to be able to get that close, so we didn’t have cameras with us. I was stunned by the sight. We were on a dark beach with hundreds of other people whom we could hear, but not see. When the shuttle took off after 9PM, the beach lit up like daylight and I stole a quick look around to see all of the astonished faces pointing up towards the sky. It is a sight and sound I will never forget as long as I live. Hope to have the privilege again one of these days.

  3. I envy you (both) the Night Launch event! :mrgreen: I hope you get another chance too!

    I’ve a feeling with Space X there will be an new ‘Golden Age’ of spaceflight, hopefully based at Canaveral.

    I suspect i’ll have to resign myself to viewing the launches on my TV screen for some time to come yet…. sigh.

    Take care. 🙂

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