We had the tugboat in a slip at the Joe Wheeler State Park Marina, waiting for the American Great Loop Rendezvous which stated on 10-16. Since we had some time to explore we rented a car and drove to the Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama, one Saturday.
It was Girl Scout Day at the Space Center.
We raised 3 boys. Girls tend to squeal and run in packs. It was a new experience for us. It was fun after we got used to it.
So much to see...
This is the actual Apollo 16 Command Module that went to the moon in 1972. It was remarkable to be able to see the actual item which shows all the effects of the fiery re-entry to earth.
It was of the highlights of the visit.
This is not a potato.
This is a moon rock.
Tim is a Geologist.
A match made in heaven.
It makes me feel so small.
This is one of the three remaining Saturn V rockets. The other two are at the Cape and Houston. This one is different in that it is pristine and was never stored outside.
Our guide said that it is in near-launch condition. Hard to believe that it could actually fly.
Tim and I started our Great Loop Adventure on 9-11-2017 in Ottowa, Illinois. We put the boat on a trailer and drove 9 hours from our home in South Dakota to Heritage Harbor Marina in Ottowa to put her in the water. Tim's brother, Dan, drove the truck and trailer back to our house. Thanks Dan!