The Eagle has landed.
It’s one of my earliest memories…how about you?
When the crew of Apollo 11 launched from the Earth in July of 1969 I was a little girl. If I had any awareness of what was happening, it was because everyone’s attention was fixed more on the “black and white box” in the living room than whatever the kids were getting in to. But despite my young age, I do remember the gathering around the television and sensing that something BIG was indeed happening.
As an adult --- miles and miles away from my childhood home in Montclair, New Jersey -- I still find that I gaze at the moon and stars with a sense of childlike wonder. Space, like the ocean, still feels vast. Full of curiosity…especially when I consider that Wilbur & Orville’s First Flight in 1903 was merely a dozen or so miles from where I now live…how is it possible that in 66 short years we flew to the MOON?
Living on the Outer Banks we are fortunate to see many cosmic marvels – August’s Perseid meteor showers, Mars, Venus & Saturn with our naked eyes…rockets launched from NASA Wallops located to our north on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and of course the International Space Station silently passing only 250 miles above our heads. On this beautiful barrier island -- spared from light pollution and tall structures -- daily sunrises, nightly sunsets, and just about anything happening in the skies up above (provided there’s no cloud cover) are just part of the daily show Mother Nature puts forth for us to see and appreciate.
So here’s to NASA on the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and the Moon Landing – to the Man on the Moon and that our NEXT GIANT LEAP will see a Woman on the Moon that is bound to usher in challenges and accomplishments that (for now) are hard to imagine as we watch the nighttime summer sky.
Beach Treasures in Duck is found exclusively on the Town of Duck Boardwalk…an ideal spot for shopping, sunset watching, and stargazing too! While you’re on the Outer Banks, we hope you’ll find your way to us and thank you for visiting our site and reading our BLOG, “The Treasure Trove.”
And yes, that beautiful bracelet is (of course) MOONSTONE!