You know what brings me bliss?
Last Saturday on October 13th, my husband and I got to be a part of history as we joined thousands of excited spectators on the streets of Los Angeles in welcoming the Space Shuttle Endeavour home.
It was a celebration like no other!
Streets were blocked off, family and friends partied in their front yards and on rooftops, cameras, tripods and media appeared in droves, news crews lined the streets, strangers became friends, the Goodyear Blimp circled the skies and helicopters hovered overhead in anticipation for her arrival.
Talk about celebrity treatment!
As we stood on the sidewalk with enthusiastic spectators, a spirited “Woo-hoo!” came from the crowd followed by “Oohs and ahhs” with fingers pointing down the street. In the distance, inching her way up Crenshaw Boulevard (with quite the police escort) was the guest of honor, the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
I swear she was smiling and gleaming with pride as her wings stretched out over the cheering crowd.
People laughed, cried, stared in awe, waved, hugged, sang and cheered. It was a beautiful thing to come together in celebration of the mighty Endeavour.
Just thinking about it gives me the chills.
I was so inspired that over the next couple of days I created a fun video comprised of photos and video footage we took set to a well known musical score. I hope this brings you as much joy as it did for me. Enjoy!