A is for Atlas V Rocket. I've lived in Florida for 24 years, and until last week I had never seek a rocket launch! Somehow, it took family coming to town from out of state to get me to play tourist in my own home state and go see a launch. We met them at Jetty Park just across from Cape Canaveral, and spent the day playing at the beach. The launch window was from roughly 5:20-6:00, which is pretty long. The weather though was supposed to be yucky, with thunderstorms predicted in the afternoon...
It was beautiful! The launch went up right on time. Rockets aren't quite as exciting as the shuttle was, but it was fun to see it up close, and the kids really enjoyed it.
Look to the far right and you can actually still see the rocket.
Apparently, this type of Atlas Launch, without the solid rocket boosters, is very clean, environmentally speaking. This I learned from my family...you know, the ones who don't live here, LOL.
A is also for Athena. She's my second cousin. She is 3 1/2 and cute as a button. She and Sari really hit it off. Athena reminds me SOOO much of her grandmother (my great aunt). She was one of my favorite people, and I miss her a lot.