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... 8217;s right, over the course of the next 12 months I will become the proud owner of more than 3500 pygmy hippo dung samples. OK, I admit that this "adventure" sounds slightly less sexy and challenging than working with wild animals in the West African jungle. However, working in a place that has electricity, running water, cell phone reception, grocery stores and tarred roads does make life quite a bit easier. But let’s start at the beginning.
A left Perth on ...
... beaten track a little bit and found this great beach house right on it's own private and quiet bit of beach in Melbourne (on the barrier islands)! What a great spot and a great host! The unit was a two bedroom place under the main living quarters of Bob, the host. You will see from the photos what an amazing location it was. Bob was a great guy - a farmer originally from Oklahoma, just making a start in Florida with ...
... grandma and grandpa's house where we had lunch, Skyped with tia Moira and family, and then made our way to the Holiday Inn in Titusville where we spent the night.
Tuesday, July 30th:
We visited the Kennedy Space Center (http://www.kennedyspacecentertours.net /) and spent a good 8 hours there. The kids LOVED the Angry Birds exhibition area. After we departed the KSC we made our way across to the ...
... of the Mars rovers, and Gabe tested his skills doing a simulated moon landing - thankfully he landed us safely! Then we moved on to the Shuttle Launch Experience - which as you can probably guess, was a simulation of how it would feel to go through a real shuttle take off. Pretty intense :) After that, we headed to the bus tours and grabbed a seat. The bus tour took us as close as they will let you get to the launch pads. Along the way, the ...
This was another day I'd been looking forward to for some time.
Watching the moon landings of the 60's and 70's was one of the highlights of my younger years. Nothing sparks the imagination of a young boy like the thunderous roar of an Atlas or Saturn V rocket propelling an intrepid adventurer into space.
So setting foot at the Kennedy Space Center for the first time was ...
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