Bay City Cruis'n

Last month, July of 2019, marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo space program's first landing on the Moon, July 20, 1969. The occasion was celebrated and remembered by many people around the globe.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) produced an excellent 12-episode podcast, along with a supporting website, entitled "13 Minutes to the Moon" ( This series explains and illuminates the audio recording of the Lunar Module's descent to the Moon's surface. Can you say "1202 Program Alarm?" 

Another fascinating website ( uses National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) audio, audio transcripts, photographs and video recordings; all synchronized to the Apollo 11 master mission clock, making it possible to see the entire event from blast off to splash landing. It's totally addictive.

However, closer to my Second Life home I made a discovery; some testaments to Mole "space race" activities.
Who: Sunny Mole
What: First Mole on the Moon

Space, the Final Frontier! Or something like that. Anyway, it would seem that the Moles of our world are quite skilled in many areas, one of them being inter-planetary travel.

The plaque on this monument reads: "First Mole on the Moon -- July 20th, 1968 -- That's one small step for a Mole, one giant leap for Molekind!"

Wait a minute! ... 1968? ... But, Apollo 11 was ... What? ... How? ... Huh?
Near this monument to Mole achievement is a model of our solar system.
Who: Sunny Mole
What: Planet Statue

You've probably seen a model similar to this before. It's nothing exceptional; the various planets listed in order as you travel away from the sun, which is the base of the model: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Eris and Talpidae.

Tal ... pi ... dae? ... Um? ... What? ... Huh?
That's it for this cruise through Bay City.

I hope to see you on the road. Happy motoring!
Reporter Dakota Schwade

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