Oh, good morning! (ish?) A stuffy head is going around. I just want it to be cold and stay cold enough to kill off whatever is making everyone sniffle, snort, sneeze, and in Hubby's case *snore*. My head's so stuffy that my ears feel weird. Yuck! All I can really take is something like basic mucinex, but that and hot mint tea and some fumigation of the house may help. A big pot of steaming herbs (bay and mint) and that should help a bit more! :-)
Meanwhile, the greatest mystery of the universe: Where do socks go in the laundry, and is that where I can find all missing cat toys, too? Hmm.
INteresting bits of trivia: Today in 1963, President LBJohnson said Cape Canaveral would be renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of the very recently assassinated JFKennedy. In 1973, residents voted to change the name back to Cape Canaveral. You can date books by this, btw. The town's name, btw, changed, but the facility for NASA? Remains Kennedy Space Center to this day. Some believe it was pressure from widowed First Lady Jackie Kennedy that prompted the change, given JFKennedy's promise to put America in space and so forth.
Cape Canaveral is the third-oldest European place name to survive in the United States. It's based on Spanish for "(sugar)cane bed/farm": Cabo Canareal becoming Cabo Canaveral. (Tilde on the N, sorry I can't get that to work today.) The oldest continually inhabited Euro-named settlement in the US is actually San Juan, Puerto Rico, predating St. Augustine, Florida by decades (1521 for San Juan, 1565 for St. Augustine).
The oldest continually inhabited *English*-founded settlement in the US? Not Jamestown, which was abandoned eventually, then turned into a tourist destination. It's Hampton, Virginia, near Jamestown! :-)
If you ever get along that way, the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel was the first scuh in the US, and was designed so that if it was destroyed in war, the US Navy wouldn't be hindered coming in/out of nearby Norfolk Naval Base. Been there, driven that soooo often that I forgot it even had historic significance. It is heavily used, every day, between tourists, commuters, etc. Meanwhile, the more "famous" Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel i sabout 23 miles long (versus 3 1/2 or so for HRBT) and is itself a tourist destination. It was once considered one of hte Seven Engineering Wonders of the World.
While HRBT leads from Norfolk to the Hampton Roads area/Peninsula of Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel connects Norfolk to the DelMarVa peninsula, this little squib that contains Delaware, bits of Maryland, and some Virginia territory too. Hence the DelMarVa (Delmarva) designation. It's not bad in summer, but honestly, I'd sooner avoid the CBBT. Scary as he** if it's even breezy, IMHO. Lots of open water and no land in sight. No thanks!
DelMarVa peninsula is worth a visit, however, as it's quiet and breezy and nowhere near as crowded as the more known locations to north or south of it. Just don't be there during a hurricane/nor'easter, I'm told. Never been to the ocean side of it, only the Chesapeake Bay side. Which, btw, I think frankly smells. *holds nose* Like diesel, dead fish, and mildew, IMHO.
And on that note... Off to my day. Super-sore, but will endure. Three weeks until physio doc can see me and so I['m stuck with heating pads, meditation, and "stability building" exercises. Whee!
Much hugs to all, and that includes those who aren't even readingo r posting! :-) Good vibes have no boundaries:-)
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