Thanks to my friend Mark for making me remember this.
When I was a kid my grandparents lived in Melbourne Florida, just south of "The Cape".
We would often watch the rocket launches from the beach. Once we watched a Saturn V take off from their back yard. You could clearly read the letters U S A on the side and see the tail of flame against a clear blue Florida sky. As is slowly rose straight up it gradually gained speed. We all silently stood and watched in awe. The house shook. We were 20 miles away.
It hard to believe it's been almost 40 years since I stayed up to watch fuzzy TV pictures of two guys in space suits jumping around.