Leaving the mainland

Ferry boat running in Lake Superior in front of a forested mainland

For the second half of my camping vacation last week, I drove up to Bayfield, Wisconsin, and took the 25 minute ferry ride to Madeline Island. As soon as I drove onto the ferry, I knew it was a good decision. I haven’t been to the island in at least 15 years, and it felt great to be heading back again.

The mighty Saturn V

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. That was the first major news event that I can remember experiencing as it happened. I was almost 8 years old. I vividly recall watching that grainy video of Neil Armstrong taking those first steps off the LEM. What wonderful fuel for a child’s imagination!

View from the base of a Saturn V rocket built with Legos, laying horizontally on a desk

To commemorate this anniversary, I built a Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V kit. 1969 pieces in 12 bags. I decided to build one bag a day, and document my progress. All the photos below were taken after each bag was complete.

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