Linking Spruce Point Inn to lullabies, lunatics and Apollo 11

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 1:15pm

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of man’s landing on the moon, we’re all yearning for connections to that epochal moment.

Here at Spruce Point Inn we’re delighted to acknowledge our own legend – the day John Glenn sailed in on Palawan along with Bobby Kennedy, singer Andy Williams (of the signature song, “Moon River”) and other guests. Astronaut John Glenn, in 1962, was the first American to orbit the Earth in a space capsule, proving the next steps, out of Earth orbit  and on to the moon, just might be possible to take. And Kennedy’s brother John was, of course, the man who charted the course by speaking the dream of “putting a man on the moon and bringing him back safely before the decade is out”.

What strikes us most vividly in the (completely deserved) edu-tainment barrage leading up to the anniversary is how crisp and colorful the film that was taken on board the spacecraft was! Somehow our brains are wired to expect that all the footage from that historic event was as grainy, black-and-white as the images of Neil Armstrong stepping off the Eagle’s ladder into the lunar dust.  Read more