A SpaceX Rocket Launch Kicks Off a Canadian Thanksgiving in Florida

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Real Estate Agent with Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach 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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Comments (20)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

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

Oct 08, 2012 12:32 AM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

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

Oct 08, 2012 12:40 AM
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner
Travis Realty - Enterprise, AL
email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846

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

Oct 08, 2012 01:02 AM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

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

Oct 08, 2012 01:30 AM
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

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

Oct 08, 2012 04:15 AM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

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

Oct 08, 2012 05:02 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

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.

Oct 08, 2012 08:34 AM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

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

Oct 08, 2012 09:23 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

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

Oct 08, 2012 09:31 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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:-)

Oct 08, 2012 01:08 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

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


Oct 08, 2012 01:26 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning
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.
Oct 08, 2012 02:53 PM
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
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!
Oct 08, 2012 05:03 PM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

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

Oct 09, 2012 04:32 AM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

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

Oct 09, 2012 04:34 AM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

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

Oct 09, 2012 04:36 AM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

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.

 

Oct 09, 2012 04:40 AM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

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.  

Oct 09, 2012 04:48 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

John,

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

Steve

Oct 10, 2012 08:23 AM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

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

Oct 12, 2012 04:26 AM