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Today we stopped in Mississippi at the Stennis Space Center. This is a NASA test center where engines are test fired.
We saw where the Saturn 5 rockets, Shuttle and now the SLS engines are tested.
The Linear Aerospike Engine for the cancelled X-33 was also fired here.
It was worth the stop since it was on our way and a convenient stop. Doesn't really compare to Kennedy Space Center but it was interesting none the less.
... entry that the state park here had been totally destroyed by Hurricane Katrina -- well, this entire coastal area was also destroyed. All along the Gulf you see either only stilts standing where houses once were or brand new homes sitting on high cement stilts. In the state park the office, bathrooms, and all structures are up on stilts. On another subject, there is one thing that is very bothersome in this area -- no-see-ums (except that you ...
... beautiful blue, it was a perfect temperature and the sand was white and soft. We sat for a couple of hours enjoying the beautiful view, listening to the waves and watching the various birds near the waters' edge. George had a good time marking the movement of the tide and picking up "beach treasures". It was so relaxing. This was definitely a “perfect moment”. ...
They made it the first night "at sea"! It sounds like they had a pretty rough time of it though. They ran over a crab trap someone had out in the channel, but they got it free and motored on until they dropped anchor and tried to sleep. However, it doesn't sound like any of them got enough rest so hopefully they'll be able to do better later today or tonight. I think the plan is to sleep in shifts.
... The boat went into Honey Island Swamp
where we saw hundreds of migrating ibis, a very large alligator, turtles, snakes,
and flora and fauna of the swamp described by a knowledgeable guide, Fun,
Fun, Fun!! Wish you were here.
Tomorrow we head for the coast and a brief stop at a casino to aid the Miss.
economy, then on to Gulf Shores, AL. TTYL