(photo courtesy of NASA) brings back wonderful memories. When the boys were small we lived in Jacksonville, Fl and were lucky enough to live on a street that ended at the St. Johns River. I would wait close to lift off and then put the boys in the car and drive the 8 blocks or so to the river. When count down started we would get out and gaze over the river to watch the shuttle go off. It was amazing that we could live so far away from the event but still see the smoke from the shuttle in the sky.