Riding the storm out

Elton John knew it was time to go into rehab when he called the front desk of his Atlanta hotel and asked that the wind be turned down.

I can empathize with him, however addled he was. Our boat, currently in Titusville, Florida, is raucously rolling in a 25-knot breeze. Titusville is across the river from Cape Canaveral and the Space Center, where, this afternoon, we clutched our expensive ticket for three hours, in the viewing bleachers, awaiting the launch of a big rocket. With less than four minutes to blast off, the launch was scrubbed, likely due to the wind. The ticket is not refundable....

 

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