Hard to believe in our 6ish years of living here we've not been to the Summat at Snoqualmie before.
We left home at 7:42 Sunday a.m. and pulled into the parking lot at the ski resort at 8:43. One hour door to door - can't be that!
The scenery was just gorgeous. Beautiful snow-dusted evergreens, dramatic mountainsides with jagged edges.
The management will be getting an email from me, for sure. But lame ass employees and nightmarish overcrowding aside, I accentuated the positive with the kids and we worked hard to have fun in spite of it. He's a video of CJ after his run and Annabelle coming down the hill behind him.
We were on the move most all the day, stopping at the fire just twice to warm up.
LDCM is a collaboration of the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA. Since 1972, the program has been providing uninterrupted imagery of Earth from on high. Landsat gives Earthlings the chance to observe changes to our globe, for better or for worse.
It was a picture perfect launch. Clear blue skies and a took off at 10:02 a.m., right on time!
79 minutes after launch, the LDCM spacecraft separated from the rocket and just 3 minutes later, a station in Svalbard, Norway, received its first signal.
Check out these amazing "Earth as Art" images from previous Landsat images: