Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Groundhog Day 2015

Punxatawney Phil is not the only weather prognosticators today.  Check out the predictions below of other groundhogs, a desert tortoise and one frognosticator! 

13 Predictions of: SHADOW=6 MORE WEEKS OF WINTER
Punxsutawney Phil in PAPoor Richard, York, PA
New Queen Charlotte in NC
Malverne Mel in Malvern, NY
Chattanooga Chuck in Tennessee
Murray in Howell, Michigan
Potomac Phil, Washington D.C
Shubenacadie Sam in Nova Scotia
Chuckles in Manchester, Connecticut
Fred in Val d'Espoir, Quebec
Holtsville Hal in Holtsville, NY
Mount Joy Minnie, Lancaster, PA
Jimmy the Groundhog in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (took a bite of the mayor's ear)

16 Ground Predictions + 1 Tortoise & 1 Frog
Susquehanna Sherman, Mount Wolf, PA Staten Island Chuck in NYStormy Marmot in Aurora, ColoradoBuckeye Chuck in Marion, OhioWiarton Willie in Ontario CanadaFrench Creek Freddie in WVGeneral Beauregard Lee in Lilburn, GADunkirk Dave in Dunkirk, NY Balzac Billy Alberta, CanadaChesapeake Chuck in VirginiaCocalico Cal in Ephrata, PADover Doug in Dover, PAManitoba Merv in Winnipeg, ManitobaOctorara Orphie in Quarryville, PAWinnipeg Willow Winnipeg ManitobaSir Walter Wally in Raleigh, NC
Desert Tortoise Mojave Max in Las Vegas, Nevada
Frognosticator Snohomish Slew, Snohomish, WA

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter Has Arrived!

We woke up today to a very cold 19 degrees.  The local weather station predicts light snow for our area beginning around 9AM.  This should end around noon.  

Friday, December 5, 2014

Lewes Ferry

Heading home.  We took the Lewes Ferry from Lewes, Delaware to Cape May, New Jersey.  Tried to find a whale or a dolphin but they must be resting somewhere warm.  Saw a lot of sea gulls!  Enjoy the view. 


Orion splashed down off the coast of the Baha Pennisula in California.  NASA has achieved a major milestones towards Mars in 2020!

Crew Module Separation

The Orion Crew Module has seperated successfully at 39 miles above the Earth. Splashdown in just under an hour!
View of Earth from Orion

   Orion Crew Module Separation
Mission Control the map on the screen shows the location of Orion throughout its 2.5 orbit journey through space.  

Orion Lifts Off!

Today at 7:05AM Orion had a successful lift off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Center.  My family and I watch the launch along with NASA Langley Engineers and Scientists.  It was incredible to witness history with the people instrumental in the creation of Orion.  The heat shield will be transported back to NASA Langley to be studied for the next flight. NASA hopes to send the first astronauts to Mars in 2020!  Can you believe astronauts will take their first steps on another planet in our lifetime?  I can't wait to share everything I learned with you next week!! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Launch Aborted

Well the Orion Launch was aborted today.  We are going to take a tour of the Virginia Air and Space Museum.  Fingers crossed for tomorrow's rescheduled launch!