Over on the 164 threads, goats and I were getting over the hockey and I suppose it might be a little distracting from the "what did you do today Alfa related"... except that I drove an Alfa to the game and we WON! yeah! And anyway I started running on about how great it is here in Huntsville Alabama and I thought yeah, I'm getting way off target here so I cut it and I am pasting it here in the most off topic off all off topic threads... the thread that is off its own topic. What was it, anyway? Here we go: from my adopted home town of Hartselle, AL, just across the Tennessee River from Huntsville, AL, where I work and play...
In spite of being away from my extended family in Texas, and all the friends made being a native and 50 year Texan, I absolutely love Huntsville, AL. I have been all over the world and this is by far and away, the most livable city I have ever been in. It has everything Dallas has but without all the people and traffic. The Alfisti I run with here are every bit as wonderful as the one's I know around Austin and I'm proud to call them all friend.
If we win our bid to bring the AROC 2016 convention to Nashville, one of our tour stops will be 90 miles to the south in Huntsville, the Space and Rocket Center, and the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. You'll walk in the footsteps of Dr. Von Braun and see all the hardware that took Americans to moon and returned them safely to the Earth...All the hardware from the small steps, the backward stumbles, and of course the giant leaps. When you get here, leave a banana for Miss Baker
, America's first space hero, who is buried at the entrance to the Rocket Center. As an aerospace professional, and admitted space nerd, this place is hallowed ground to me.