Light Over Lubbock

Okay, it's been a while since I've posted anything. I still owe you a post on my wonderful visit to Tyler Public Library (Tyler TX)--a very awesome reading community, very friendly (more to come). But, I thought I'd post the following video I took thinking it would be the thing that would make me a thousandaire. At least that. It's a video I took tonight, after my wife, Tina, said I needed to come outside and get a load of this in the sky. The experienced videographer that I am (can't you tell from the wonderful work?) I ran in for my digividcam, dreaming of selling this video to the news. Alas, the news trumped me. Channel 11 and the Reeds (friends from Lubbock Baptist Temple here in Lubbock) said it was a "weather balloon." "A NASA balloon experiment," they say. "Taller than a 60 storey building." "25 miles high up in the sky." That's all what the news says. But we are in Lubbock. Close to Roswell. 'Nuff said.

And for more awesome videos, go to my students' blogs (EDLL 6349) to the right and above. Some very cool video book talks.


Anonymous said...

I just heard about this this morning on the radio (I live in Lubbock) and googled and came up with your blog. VERY cool. How close were you to this and how long were you able to see it?

Rene Saldana, Jr. said...

Oh, according to the news, the balloon (that my family and I followed in the daytime the next day on our way to church and it was very much visible south of Lubbock) was some 25 miles up in the sky; we live in Southwest Lubbock, and the balloon was to our east, slightly north. In the daytime, it looks like a balloon with a tail hanging below it. We just thought it was strange looking, and then that it's a NASA balloon peaked our curiosity too.

Miss Heather said...

This is neat!! I wish I could've seen it in person. I just love your son's commentary in the background! I hadn't updated my blog in a while either, but it's still going and I'm promising myself to make it a priority in my busy life! It's so neat and I'm so glad you had us start one in Children's Lit this Spring. I hope this semester is going well for you!