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... closed due to renovations so we went to another good restaurant and stayed for dinner. I had scallops rapped I bacon for entrée and steak with beans for main. Then we listened to music for a while and had a dance as well.
Kennedy Space Center
We woke up and then a while later went to Kennedy Space Center ( NASA ) for a look at the rocket ships. When we got there we got on a tour bus to the other part ...
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... an extended bit of bumper to bumper slogging, we got word that the launch was being delayed again. Not wanting to waste the entire drive, we decided to stop at a barbecue place along the road to sample the local cuisine....
While driving back, but still near the Cape, we passed a semi-mobile BBQ stand, and it looked too good to pass up, so we pulled over and feasted on some slow cooked beef and ribs.
Back on the road again, headed for ...
... and iconic Vehicle Assembly Building, before spending the rest of the day at the Saturn V center, where we got up close to the monstrosity that is 385ft of Saturn V booster and the command, service and lunar modules that got man to the moon and safely back again.
We touched a little bit of the moon before finally heading back to the car (via the Visitor Centre gift shop, of course!)
... that this mock ride was very close to the real thing. The shuttle is traveling at 100 miles an hour by the time it is leaving the launch gantry.
It was an exciting day, but also a bit sad. All NASA will be laid off in September. That is 23 thousand people. From engineers to Secretary's. Our country is experiencing some difficult times financially. ...