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Oct 20, 2018 - US Space and Rocket Center

Featured Exhibits Apollo: When We Went to the Moon Space Craze: A Space-Age Journey Through Pop Culture INTUITIVE® Planetarium Daily Shows Destination Solar System Our Place in Space Autumn Skies Explore Coming Soon: "Stars" INTUITIVE® Planetarium Friday Evening Presentations Trivia Movies Apollo 11: First Steps Touch the Stars 2D Museum Activities Apollo 11 VR Spark!Lab ISS: Science on Orbit Simulators (throughout the day) Saturn V Hall Guided Tours Live Science Shows Bus Tour: Marshall Space Flight Center

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Aug 29, 2018 - Travel to Tuscumbia, Al, repair of Slide

Travel west across north Alabama to Tuscumbia Alabama for replacement of a water damaged and wood rotted floor in our motor home living area slide out. Owning and traveling in a motor home is much like owning a boat. There is always repair or maintenance of something needed. We made a quick trip to Red Bay Alabama, where our motor home was manufactured, to purchase incidental parts specific to our model.

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Aug 28, 2018 - US Space and Rocket Center

While in Huntsville we stayed at the “Redstone Arsenal” Army Post. This is a major, huge federal government facility that provides space for many agencies. Most prominently Redstone houses NASA’s rocket engine testing facilities where engines for Americas most powerful and famous rocket engines were tested, including those that propelled men into orbit and around the moon. Redstone became the home of Dr. Wernher Von Braun and his team of scientists and engineers after WWII. Redstone is also the home of the US Space and Rocket Center...

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Aug 26, 2018 - travel to Kennesaw, visit with Jeff, Evan and Summer

Drive from Kennesaw roughly following the original “Trail of Tears” to Huntsville Alabama. The Trail of tears is the path along which the Cherokee Indians were forced to move from their native lands in the south east to their new reservations in Oklahoma.

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Aug 25, 2017 - August 25, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama

August 25, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama I was off early this morning to Huntsville to get the rest of the carpet which is needed to complete the installation of the new flooring. Today, they finished installing all the laminate. They will do the trim of the laminate and the carpet next week. It is all slowly coming together. I’ve been watching the hurricane come on shore in Texas. It looks like Aransas Pass will take a direct hit. At 4:30 this afternoon, Harvey was a category 3 hurricane, but it lacked only 4 mph being a category 4. Since it...

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Aug 22, 2017 - August 22, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama

August 22, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama I went to Huntsville today to pick up the laminate and got some carpet for a couple of areas where they can’t put the laminate. I had lunch at the Blue Plate before coming home. When I left this morning there were 5 motor homes in the park. There are 16 spaces so it wasn’t full by any means. The most that have been here since I got here was 6. However, when I got home this afternoon, every space was full. People are getting their rigs ready for the southward migration for the winter. Mr. Colburn came...

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Aug 17, 2017 - August 17, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama

August 17, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama I returned the vinyl samples this morning and looked for something else. I hadn’t seen any squares yesterday that I liked so I decided to look at laminate. I had taken a sample of the upholstery with me so that I didn’t have to bring samples back with me. I found a laminate which will work although I don’t like it as much as the vinyl I picked out yesterday. I went ahead and ordered the laminate. It will be in Huntsville late next week. I’ll go pick it up and then the flooring installer can schedule the...

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Aug 16, 2017 - August 16, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama

August 16, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama This morning I went to Huntsville to retrieve my spare set of keys. Somehow when I left there on Friday, I didn’t get them back. While I was there I checked out a half dozen or so carpet stores as well as Lowe’s and Home Depot. I found 1 piece of vinyl that I really loved and another 3 or 4 which had possibilities. The only problem that I could see is that all of these are roll vinyl rather than squares. And, I was right to think that was a problem as the installer told me this evening that it wouldn’t...

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Aug 10, 2017 - August 10, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama

August 10, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama The weather radio went off at 4:38 this morning with a flash flood warning for this area. Just a bit to the north of us, they had had 4”-6” of rain. The radio went off again shortly after 6 with another flash flood warning. It had stopped raining by the time I got which was around 7. It remained overcast until about 10:30, but by 11 it was sprinkling again. I was sitting here minding my own business when the horn on the coach parked next to me started going off. There hasn’t been anybody in it since...

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Aug 8, 2017 - August 7-8, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama

August 7-8, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama It rained all morning on Monday. It started again about 9 or so and rained all night and into this morning. It cleared off this afternoon. It has definitely cooled down here. The daytime highs for the past few days have been in the low to mid-80’s. That is really nice weather for this time of the year in the south. Yesterday, they pretty well finished up fixing the slide. It looks really good. You could never tell that there had been a hole in it. They also painted the hot water heater cover (that’s...

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Aug 6, 2017 - August 6, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama

August 6, 2017 – Huntsville, Alabama It has been a quiet day. I’ve edited pictures and done a crossword puzzle. It rained hard about 4 this afternoon. The guy who is working on the slide showed up about 5:30 and worked until after 7:30. I was busy editing pictures so I didn’t go out to talk to him. It is supposed to rain for the next couple of days. Tomorrow, there is a 90% chance of rain. I don’t know if they will be finished tomorrow or not. If they are, I probably won’t leave until Tuesday morning, if they will let me stay, because I...

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Aug 4, 2017 - August 4, 2017 – Houston, Double Springs, Jasper, Natural Bridge, Brilliant and Haleyville, Alabama

August 4, 2017 – Houston, Double Springs, Jasper, Natural Bridge, Brilliant and Haleyville, Alabama I was off early this morning as they needed the coach all day to fix the wheel, install the control board for the jacks and work on the repair to the slide. My 1st stop today was at the Houston Historic Jail. The original jail burned during the Civil War and was rebuilt in 1868. It is the oldest such structure in Alabama and the 2d oldest in the country. It has 2 rooms, one of which was a cell and the other a courtroom. The jail was built of...

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