Okay, this post has NOTHING to do with chickens. Well, almost nothing.
Today, the Space Shuttle Endeavor took its final flight over California before heading to Southern California where it will be on display at a museum. And it was quite exciting to see. I work in a building that is less than a mile from NASA Ames and Moffett Field so I was reasonably sure I'd get a good look as it flew over.
And sure enough, as it approached San Francisco, work in Silicon Valley came to a screaming halt as everyone headed outside to find a good viewing spot. There were people lining the windows of my building and people on the roof. People lined up on top of the parking garage and on top of the local hills and just about anywhere and everywhere to try and get a good view.
My husband even texted me that he got a pretty good view just standing in our driveway.
|Probably my best shot as it cruised slowly over Moffett Field.|
|Some people got out of their office for a better view.|
|I wish this one wasn't so washed out but I was shooting into the sun and it wasn't the clearest of days here.|
And as I watched the shuttle disappear south riding atop its mothership, it got me thinking...
Today was definitely a "feel good" kind of day. Didn't matter if you were Democratic or Republican, anti-this or pro-that. Everyone was walking around with a smile on their face and it made me feel good. We need more days like today. And I'm guessing that today was just like any other day for my girls. Wake up, eat breakfast and get a drink. Get busy scratching and laying eggs. Stop work for a dust bath and preen session with your sisters. And line up at the gate for the afternoon release into the big garden. And tomorrow, they will do it all over once again.