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In March of 2013 I embarked on a grand adventure to the rainforests of Côte d'Ivoire in pursuit of the endangered, elusive, enigmatic pygmy hippopotamus. After that plan fell apart completely (see previous blog episodes from more details), I eventually regrouped and in March of 2014 embarked on another (perhaps slightly less grand) adventure. This time the plan was to visit (almost) all the zoos in the USA with pygmy hippos and collect that all-informative substance, dung! Yes, ...
Spring Break!!!!! And guess who we found in Orlando... Stace! We're so excited that after such a long time waiting to see her, we met up with her in Orlando - Stace will be travelling with us for the next couple of weeks who hoo! Stace flew in from Managua (Nicaragua) and was happy to get a hot shower and a dry towel at our hotel when she arrived! It was a little hard getting accommodation in beautiful Florida, so we went ...
... two manatees in the water, several small alligators here and there, endangered pink spoonbill birds and a tortoise!
Getting to hop out of the bus in front of Launch pad 39a and behind it in the flame trench was definitely the highlight. Our bus driver (who had a voice that sounded like ten thousand cigarettes) told us about the water sound suppression system. Basically they release hundreds of thousands of gallons of water onto the platform right ...
... to the opening of the flame trench. It was awe inspiring to be able to stand on a spot where so many historic events had happened - events which I had viewed on television. Our tour moved on then, depositing us at the Apollo museum. No matter how many times I see it, it is still exciting to watch the launch sequence for Apollo 8 in the recreated mission control, and then walk into that giant room to see the Apollo rocket lying on its side. The ...
... 8230;…..darn!), and then we stopped by Wally’s Filling Station where Goober used to pump gas and greet everybody with a “hey”! OK, OK, so it’s not the “real” Mayberry, but for us diehard Andy Griffith fans, this was just a little slice of heaven walking the streets from where the original idea for the bucolic and wholesome little town of Mayberry sprung.