Sunday, Halloween, was my first full day in Florida. We picked up one of my other roommate’s tweetup credentials, then headed to the Kennedy Space Complex Visitors Center. We got there and Timmy was able to see the different capsules and rockets. He rode the Shuttle Launch Experience. Timmy also saw the Lego Mars Rover.
Unfortunately I found out that Timmy has been spending more time here with DH than I realized.
Do you know what a redneck’s last words are? “Hey Bubba, watch this!”
Before half time, Timmy found out that DH has some rockets left over from the holidays. Evidently they got into the beer a bit earlier than I thought. So I guess Timmy thought he might try out an idea that had been in his head.
Fortunately DH saw him and stopped him before he got any further. I really don’t want to have to explain to Think Geek how Timmy managed to get himself blown up while he was visiting me!
Well, after visiting with Matt, Timmy wanted to see more of Birmingham! One of the historic sites in town is Sloss Furnaces. With the iron ore available in Red Mountain smelting furnaces helped create town. Sloss is a landmark here, and we drove by to visit. Unfortunately they use the grounds for a haunted house in October, and we don’t really have access to it to visit. So we drove to one side to see part of it.
After we were done beside Sloss, we headed elsewhere.
Part of the downtown city landscape is the railroad tracks that divide the north side of town from the south side of town. The railroad was the lifeline for the new city, taking smelted iron out and bringing in people and other supplies. We stopped on one of the overpasses and showed Timmy this part of our home.
Then we got to one of the higher points in town. Vulcan is one of the largest cast iron statues in the world, and debuted at the 1904 World’s Fair.
While we were there, Timmy wanted to check out DH’s Ural. He thought he might want to drive it some time. Then we headed up to the observation platform so Timmy could see the entire valley. Once up at the top, Timmy got the layout of here!
After spending some time way up in the air, we came back to earth. And headed to the house to get bite to eat and let Timmy recover from his adventures around town.
I got a package the other day…
It was from Think Geek! When I got into the box this is what I found. Its Timmy! Or at least a Timmy clone. He’s going with me to the Nasa Tweetup for Discovery’s launch.
As I was getting into the box, Snoopy and Artie wanted to see what was going on and helped to get Timmy out and situated.
Snoopy has already been flying with me, he’s flown in a Wright B Flyer in Dayton Ohio, so he really wants to see the shuttle take off. Timmy and Snoopy will be at the Tweetup. I’m hoping that Camilla_SDO will be able to attend this tweetup too!