Jun 22, 2009- Busy week! Almost launches, vacation, etc.

Was one of the last people on the pad prior to the first launch attempt last Saturday. Got to snap a photo with another SCO who is also on loan with me to the pad until Endeavour comes back.

Left Sunday for a vacation with the family at the Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando and had a good time. The lobby was pretty cool,

and the front desk had huge pictures of rock stars behind them

The pool, elevators, everywhere had good rock music playing and there were movie nights and live music at the pool on a couple of nights. We took the ferry from the hotel to Citywalk and Universal– a short five minute ride. Here is a view of the hotel as we were docking.

We weren’t planning on trading the van in before our vacation, but stopped by a dealership to look around and the incentives were so good, we ended up trading the van in for a new Charger (same color). At least we showed up in style- the van had a lot of miles on it.

On the way home, the boys and I went flying: hit an indoor skydiving facility off of I-Drive.

That was my week– how was yours?


About John Sep

Former Space Shuttle aerospace technician and private pilot now looking towards the next great adventure. Soon to be heading home from my overseas assignment! Transfered my blog from MySpace to here so check my older stuff for info and pictures from my days in space shuttle processing- lots of behind the scenes stuff! He drew pics, flew planes, fought fires and helped launch people into space - what will he do next?
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