Hampton Inn Melbourne-Viera
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... If you drive about an hour and a half west from Lake Okeechobee (largest lake in Florida), past the “used cows for sale” sign, you will end up in a small back-water, redneck town called Arcadia. I would generally not recommend a visit to Arcadia unless you are passing through on your way to somewhere else. However, if you are after pygmy hippos, this is the place to be. About 20 minutes south of town and another 10 miles down an unmarked dirt road, you will find ...
... we enter is a museum containing all the early space attempts and mostly failures, I do chuckle when we pass the bit about how Russia beat America into space, this bit is hidden away like an outdoor port a loo.
Next up we watch a 3D movie at the on site IMAX about the Hubble space telescope, it is awesome even Anna is smiling although her mind has been blown to smithereens by the sheer vastness of the universe.
As the sun is shining we take ...
... in Mirebalais is quite different than the "big" city - cargo containers line the city streets - people have turned them into store fronts / houses, etc. - the river that run through the village is filled with people - fishing, bathing, washing clothes, swimming - just cooling down. House's vary - cement block/ thatched roof / tented.
I had conflicting emotions about - are we helping? - can we make a difference? - there just seemed ...
... can actually see.
We still had more to do but had run out of time so were heading back the next day.
We went to camp but the campsite was dodgy so we decided on a cheap motel and shared a $5 meal for dinner.
Next morning we had our free breakfast at the motel and took some extra food with us for lunch...all about saving money.
... to an eighth of an inch and the crane that hauls the shuttle onto the booster can move in increments of one 1/5000 of an inch.
We were also blessed to see some of the fantastic wild life on Cape Canaversl including ospreys, alligators, manatee's, ravens, wild pigs and 45 year old eagles nest.
Although we planned to be down near the Miami area tonight the hour was too late for travelling so we stayed on Cocoa Beach and will travel down to the Miami area ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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