We went down to Florida to visit my folks last week. We happened to get into Cape Canaveral just in time to watch the shuttle launch. We parked at a local hotel and hiked back to a bridge on A1A and watched with hundreds of others. We were about 15 miles from the pad at that point. It didn't last long, but we can say we were there.
Small bright dot below the power lines
Somewhat larger bright dot
You can see the trail from the shuttle behind my kids
I also captured it on video with my mino. Sorry for the shaky hand I was trying to capture pictures at the same time.