John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: A SpaceX Rocket Launch Kicks Off a Canadian Thanksgiving in Florida

A SpaceX Rocket Launch Kicks Off a Canadian Thanksgiving in Florida

An old friend of the family invited me over to her new home in Suntree on Sunday to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving. Judy Dassinger (pictured in the orange top) has been a Florida Realtor since 1991 and currently works at Re/Max Elite in Melbourne. Her Uncle George owned a car lot in Winona, Ontario just southeast of Hamilton and sold my Dad a pink 1950's era station wagon many years ago. He got a deal because of the color and my Mom's favorite color was pink....A WIN-WIN! :-) Dinner was delicious!

Judy Dassinger and Friends

A SpaceX rocket launched on Sunday carrying 1000 lbs of supplies to the International Space Station, including some chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream for the station residents. It will also return twice as much cargo as it took up, including frozen experiments and projects. The privatization of space travel seems well under way. This photo was taken from Judy's dock just before dinner.

 Dragon Capsule Headed for the Space Station.

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Comment balloon 20 commentsJohn Mayer • October 08 2012 07:19AM

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John...looks like a great time. I did not know that Canada had a Thanksgiving Holiday...you learn something new everyday!

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) about 7 years ago

Hi Jeffrey - Yep! Canadians just celebrate a little earlier. They just want to make sure the turkeys don't run out :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

As above, learned that Canada has Thanksgiving, and learned that another SpaceX launch happened. Thanks for both!!

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker, email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846 (iXL Real Estate-Wiregrasss\) about 7 years ago

Travis - Glad to keep you informed and up to date :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

John  I wish all your Canadian friends and relatives a Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 7 years ago

Thanks Karen - Now I have to work off two turkey dinners! :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

John, how cool is that to be able to see the launch from your friends deck.  Looking forward to seeing photos from the Mars Curiosity.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 7 years ago

Hey Nick - You are way to optimistic as to my abilities but let me call Captain KIrk and see what happens :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

John, Happy Thanksgiving, Canadian Style!  That is a really nice shot of the rocket!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 7 years ago

It must be wonderful to live in a family that has other international holidays to observe.  Thus far, I haven't really been that lucky.  My family does seriously observe, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, however:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 7 years ago

John, Cape Canaveral must be full of wonderful photos waiting to happen.  I love your night shot.


Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 7 years ago
Hi John, Looks like a great dinner with a lot of good friends which would almost be the best thing you could see except for a rocket that just went into space a few minutes before. Great picture over the water showing the rocket. Amazing.
Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 7 years ago
John looks like a great time on a beautiful night!!! Love the story, I didn't know there was such a thing as Canadian Thanksgiving!
Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) about 7 years ago

Thanks Tony - The rocket launch was a bonus and the turkey was tasty :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

Hi Myrl - I love your posts about "Talk like a Pirate day". We should make that a monthly event!

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

Thanks Pat - We definitely have some great photo ops here on the Space Coast.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

Hi Kristin - The amazing thing was that it was just a last minute decision to drive over for dinner, wine and music. The launch was a bonus.

 

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

Thanks for you nice comments DeeDee - Americans need to become more "worldly". Canada and other friends of the USA don't show up on anyone's interest list unless it's a matter of Homeland Security.  

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

John,

It's good to see companies like SpaceX emerging. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 7 years ago

Steve - I think Elon Musk has a vision and will make SpaceX work for America.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) about 7 years ago

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