Sunday, August 26, 2012

Astronaut Neil Armstrong, 1930 - 2012

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82.

The TV reception was flickery, but what a thrill to watch that first step and hear the words - "That is one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind," - July 20, 1969. 


Photo courtesy of NASA; visit

Saturday, August 4, 2012

A good Saturday

What a pleasant Saturday - learned new things and ate yummy food with good friends.  Every Saturday should be this good!

David McRee recently updated his FREE downloadable ebook, Beach Survival Guide.  This little gem provides easy-to-understand information on how to be safe from sharks,jellyfish, stingrays, ripcurrents (and more).  He's developed a most informative, interesting presentation that he gave at the Cocoa Beach Library today.  Margie Mitchell and I were in attendance, and afterward David, his wife Sue, Margie, and I had a delightful long lunch at Slow and Low, a favorite bbq place in Cocoa Beach.   David will be participating in the annual Sea Bean Symposium in October, and I hope he will give the same presentation then, as it was just full of good information about beach awareness. 

You can download the ebook from either his blog or his web site