Up, up and away

What goes up must come down.  Or so the song lyrics say.

My first thought when I saw the Word Press weekly photo challenge “Up” was to take photos of the sky.  I mean how much farther up can you see than the sky when you’re standing on the ground and gravity is holding you down?

But the sky in my neck of the woods didn’t cooperate so well this week.  Every time I looked up, I saw cranky old gray skies or raindrops kept falling on my head and chasing me indoors.

So I headed back to my picture file on the laptop.  Searching through shots I’d already taken, I came across some photos I captured on a trip to the Deep South a couple of years ago. 

Our oldest daughter lived in Birmingham, Alabama for several years.  One fall, hubby and I took a road trip to visit her and the three of us visited the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.

The center proved an intriguing place for my ex-military husband and science minded daughter, but I truly enjoyed it as well and I took a ton of photographs.  I think a few of them symbolize the concept of ‘up’ quite nicely.  But I’ll let you be the judge.

Things certainly were looking 'up' when we got there!

Things certainly were looking ‘up’ when we got there!

Hubby and daughter got on this contraption that took them up - way up!

Hubby and daughter got on this contraption that took them up – way up!

Daughter is looking up and Mama is relieved this was securely held up!

Daughter is looking up and Mama is relieved this was securely held up!

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10 responses

  1. The middle picture reminds me of a carnival ride, except i’m sure did not cost millions like most of these real ones did. Have been on blogger recently but plan to be back home on
    word press shortly.

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  2. Oh my! I went to junior high school in Huntsville, and my brother attended Huntsville High for one year during the space years. Then we moved to Cape Kennedy (Canaveral). Met Iris Von Braun through a cotillion there. Huntsville certainly was the “brains” of many rocket and missile launches. That would have been the early 60’s.

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    • Yes, I do remember you talking about Huntsville before. I might have posted about our visit to the space center when we went that year (2010). It really was the most fascinating place and we all marveled at those “brains” and what they accomplished.

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