banner.gif (3613 Byte)

Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
1x1.gif You are at: Home - Discussion Forum 1x1.gif
Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
      
round_corner_upleft.gif (837 Byte) 1x1.gif (807 Byte) round_corner_upright.gif (837 Byte)
Old 10-06-2000, 12:32 PM   #1
Florian
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 267
Default

Hi,

I wish to send best greeting to all members and visitors of the Discussion Board,

I am currently attending a conference in Orlando/Florida, which is not the worst place to stay

During this week, Florida has been more a home for "Rainy Day People", because it has been raining quite viciously in the Miami area. However, up here in Orlando it's humid and hot at the same time... hat's off to the inventor of the aircondition.

Fortunately, the hotel I am staying at does provide internet access through their business center, so I can somewhat catch up on the postings.

However, I cannot remotely access my email box, so all emails sent to me will not be answered before next week.

I wish you a great time wherever you are right now (I am sure enjoying my time here in Florida) and will be back at my home computer next week on Tuesday.

-Florian
Florian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2000, 09:00 PM   #2
Tom
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Detroit, USA
Posts: 282
Default

Florian, I'll be flying down to Orlando Monday. I'm looking to possibly find a domicile down South, maybe we can get together Monday night to watch Space Shuttle Discovery Launch @ 8:05pm. lol
www.kennedyspacecenter.com

--------------------------------------------
I'm a real bad loser that's what I am
Gonna grab my hat & my hexagram
You can stick my money in an old tin can

...I Think I Fell In Love Again!

[This message has been edited by Tom (edited October 06, 2000).]

[This message has been edited by Tom (edited October 07, 2000).]
Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2000, 11:04 PM   #3
charlene
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 15,596
Default

Florian! I've been looking for you!
Western Union says I need a password!
I don't have photo ID because I don't drive!
Give me a ring when you get home!
LOL
HAVE FUN IN FLORIDA!
Char
charlene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2000, 07:04 PM   #4
Florian
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 267
Default

Hi Tom,

I will be driving from Orlando to Miami on Monday, my plane for Vienna leaves in the afternoon from Miami.

As far as the Space Shuttle start is concerned, I do hold three tickets for that.

The start was scheduled for last Wednesday, has been postponed for Thursday and then postponed again for Monday evening.

However, as my plane is leaving in Miami on Monday afternoon, I will not be able to attend it.

According to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Centre, all tickets are sold out, so it will not be possible to buy them at location.

What I would like to do is to pass my tickets on to you if you like. I could deposit them in an envelope adressed to you and leave them at the reception of my hotel on Orlando.

As I cannot check my email box online, please post your reply here if you'd like to use my tickets to watch the start.

-Florian
Florian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2000, 10:41 PM   #5
Tom
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Detroit, USA
Posts: 282
Default

Florian, I would love to get the free Shuttle launch tickets(& parking pass)! I found out that it was SOLD OUT & I was planning to watch from Titusville Beach. But I'd rather be as close as I can get(i.e. 6 miles away)!
Please leave me the information as to what hotel you are staying. Put them under the name "Tom Knack". I will be able to pick them up by noon.

Thank-you Thank-you Thank-you!! I am a big NASA fan too! This is the 100th Space Shuttle Mission.
Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2000, 09:43 AM   #6
Florian
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 267
Default

Hi Tom,

I am really happy I can pass the tickets onto you.

I will leave them at the reception in an envelope addressed to you. I am staying at the Double Tree Resort and Conference Center in Kissimmee, Orlando.

If you go down I-4 west (to Tampa) get off at the crossing with 192 and go west.

The DoubleTree hotel is located at the right side if you head 192 west.

Their exact address is:
3011 Maingate Lane
Kissimmee Florida 34747

Telephone number: (407) 396 - 1400

I really hope you enjoy the launch... (be sure to post a photo here if you can)...

-Florian
Florian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2000, 09:45 AM   #7
Florian
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 267
Default

quote:Originally posted by charlene:
Florian! I've been looking for you!
Western Union says I need a password!
I don't have photo ID because I don't drive!
Give me a ring when you get home!
LOL
HAVE FUN IN FLORIDA!
Char


Hi Char,

I am sorry that the folks at Western Union give you a hard time.

I will contact you via email as soon as I return home.

I am sorry about the inconvenience,

-Florian
Florian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2000, 11:18 AM   #8
Tom
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Detroit, USA
Posts: 282
Default

I'm There!

Thanks again Florian. I'm taking my video camera...it's gonna be a blast!

---------------------------------------------
Listen Mister,
I won't waste your time
I hope all the mistakes you made were alot like mine
Lovin' gurls too much sometimes they make you cry
Maybe we've got more livin' to do
With alot less pain
Here let's drink to you!
Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2000, 08:20 AM   #9
Silver Heels
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: London, England. UK
Posts: 147
Default

Florian,
stop having all that fun and get yourself
back home. You have a very special
birthday card waiting to be signed by you!
LOL
Have a safe trip. )
Silver Heels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2000, 10:08 PM   #10
Tom
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Detroit, USA
Posts: 282
Default

Florian:
I picked the Shuttle tickets up around 12:30pm. I got turned around & ended up at the OTHER DoubleTree Hotel on 192. Nice place! The bad news is they delayed the launch AGAIN!! It was really windy today in Florida, with gusts to 50mph. Hopefully, tommorrow night @ 7:40pm will work. Thanks again!
---------------------------------------------
Drat! Drat! & Double Drat!! Got all the way to the launch site & the mission was scrubed again! I hope three's a charm. I'm going to try again one last time before I return home. Tommorrow night @ 7:17pm (I hope)

Florida IS "the fountain of youth" as Ponce DeLeon once said! (sorry for the spelling, don't have my Encardia or Webster program with me-lol)

[This message has been edited by Tom (edited October 10, 2000).]
Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2000, 09:48 AM   #11
Tom
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Detroit, USA
Posts: 282
Default

Sorry I haven't posted sooner...I got home safely, however, my computer crashed! I need a new hard-drive installed so I'll be off-line awhile(I'm at library now).
Anyway, I was able to see the Shuttle liftoff on 10-11-00 & it was spectacular!! Some of the comments heard around me..."Oh my God...Wow!" "Look at that!" "I had no idea it was that bright!" "Like a sunrise" "That's gorgeous!" "What a rush!" "It's unreal" . I had always thought it blasted off & went straight up. It actually made a "S" turn as it makes its orbital insertion. Like the Statue of Liberty, or the Grand Canyon, a Space Shuttle launch is a must-see!

P.S. Florian, I have a "limited edition" Discovery coin I would like to send you as a way of saying thanks. E-mail me with your P.O. Box & I'll send it when I'm on-line again.

------------------
"...If YoU fEeL iT yOu BeTtEr BeLiEvE iT, yOu'Re GoNnA sEe It, YoU nEeD tO kNoW/iT iS rIsInG lIkE a FeAtHeR, dIpPiNg & DaNcInG fRoM bElOw/ThErE's A nEw WaVe ThAt Is BrEaKiNg In ThE wAkE oF a PaSsInG sHiP/eVeRy NaTiOn'S gOnNa Be ShAkEn, PuT iT tOgEtHeR, dOn'T lEt It SlIp..."
Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 12:57 AM   #12
Patti
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,028
Default Re: Greetings from Florida!

Greetings. I just really liked reading this thread.
Patti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 08:02 AM   #13
Jesse Joe
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 6,863
Default Re: Greetings from Florida!

I almost replied to Florian until I saw that Silverheels which has not been here for a while had posted. It was only then that I saw the year 2000. Shame on you Patti for tricking me, and maybe others...
Jesse Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 08:43 AM   #14
Patti
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,028
Default Re: Greetings from Florida!

I didn't mean to trick anyone. I just really liked reading this thread and thought many others would enjoy it also.
Patti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 09:28 AM   #15
Jesse Joe
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 6,863
Default Re: Greetings from Florida!

I was only kidding Patti. Your profile says your from Wisconsin ?
Jesse Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2008, 01:29 AM   #16
Patti
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,028
Default Re: Greetings from Florida!

Yeah, Wisconsin. I got off on that space shuttle launch talk. We don't get many space shuttle launches around here. Sounded like a good time.
Patti is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new 2011 dates -FLORIDA in MARCH 2011 charlene General Discussion 24 02-10-2011 07:46 AM
What happened in Florida ? RM Small Talk 15 03-11-2008 02:14 AM
Photos from Florida Theatre surgery4 General Discussion 20 06-17-2007 08:56 PM
Shirley,Whilma.and Erica (sundreme) Florida and Oklahoma johnfowles General Discussion 11 10-29-2005 04:57 PM
Has anyone gone to the first couple Florida shows? Westernstar9 General Discussion 1 03-16-2001 06:47 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
downleft 1x1.gif (807 Byte) downright