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That wasn't a good trip

"a car with a surfboard on the hood"

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woberto Report This Comment
Date: May 17, 2024 05:28AM

You are gonna have to fill us in quasi.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 17, 2024 11:15AM

This time of year in Florida is time for swarms of lovebugs. They don't sting or bite but they make a mess out of the front of the car. I'll post a picture of them then you'll see why they have that name. This was five years ago, the worst I've ever seen them in over 40 years, and so far this year they haven't been out in my area.

Anyway, in all the years I've been here I've seen rocket launches at Kennedy Space center from my yard but never up close so at that time I had a few days free and was able to score a campsite directly across the Indian River from the Space Center. It's an almost 200 mile drive and by the time I got there the car was plastered with the bugs (top picture). My campsite was under some trees and the shade was nice - it starts to get really hot this time of year too; wakes up the bugs - but some big birds in those trees crapped all over the car (bottom pic). To make matters worse, when they have to scrub a launch they usually go up in the next day or two and I had three days there having arrived on the scheduled launch day, but when they had to scrub it that first day they rescheduled it for a week later. Total bummer. I didn't get to see the launch, had to wash the car twice while I was over there (and those damned bugs don't come off easily and will damage the paint if left on too long) and again when I got home because of the bugs which were even worse on the way back. And this was on top of the same bug experience during a camping trip a couple of weeks before. I'll post a full frontal pic of the car with bugs.

Still haven't seen a launch up close (*facepalm*) spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
Anon Report This Comment
Date: May 18, 2024 03:54AM

Damage the paint if left on too long

? Do you have bad paint over there or do they have large stomachs (sulphuric acid mix)?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 18/05/2024 03:55AM by Anon.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: May 18, 2024 05:15PM

They're very acidic