We got the chance to say farewell to the space shuttle Endeavour, up close and personal, at the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, September 16, 2012. It is pictured below, prepared for its flight to Los Angeles tomorrow, ridding piggyback on one of NASA’s 747’s. Astronaut Kay Hire, who flew the Endeavour in 2010 and is pictured below, was on hand for the photo opportunity. The Endeavour was built to replace the Challenger, which was lost in an accident in 1986.
Star Wars Celebration is an international celebration of all things Star Wars (and really anything else a little fringe) and occurs every two to three years. SWC VI marks the second time it has been held in Orlando.. Of course, we could not forgo the opportunity to attend as this was right in our back yard. I think you will get a good sense of the event through the pictures I took below. Danielle, Juan and I had a very memorable day.
Below are pictures taken on Saturday, July 28, 2012 of the maiden voyage of Kevin’s new boat. Kevin had a full crew of 6 for this first outing in the Indian River. In one of the pictures you can see the dolphins that came out to welcome us.
Pictures from Danielle’s birthday brunch at OLV.
Below are photos taken at the Orlando Wetlands Park. While owned by the City of Orlando, it technically is kind of outside of Orlando, next to Christmas, Florida. This is a really interesting part of Florida, showing a man made wetland that is now used to process reclaimed water and as a wildlife refuge. You definitely feel like you are in Florida when walking through this park.
Here are a few shots that I took after Sunday brunch downtown today. I tried to find some interesting angles that people walk by every day but perhaps don’t always have time to appreciate. We really do have a very cool downtown here.
Below are some of the photos I took at Downtown Disney on December 31, 2011. It was a beautiful day with many clouds in the sky. I wanted to see if I could take some more unique pictures of one of Central Florida’s more iconic areas. I have spent so much time here since moving to Orlando in ’94 that I wanted to capture and share some of my favorite images.
Below are some photos I took at Disney World (Disney Hollywood Studios and Epcot) on December 13, 2011. Like fireworks, the essence of Christmas lights are difficult to capture in pictures.
Visit my Italy Trip page to see photos from Italy, November 2011
Come Out With Pride was rescheduled for November November 13 due to some pretty heavy rain we received on the original date in October. Below are just a few photos I took during the day showing the Rollins’ Spectrum group at the event.