Bellwood Palms Motel
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... launches, tour the first launch bunkers and see today's active rocket program."
This is one of several upgrade bus tours at KSC. Most of the 3-hour tour was on the Air Force base adjacent to KSC. I was reminded that rockets later used in space launches were originally used for defense during the cold war. (Remember the term, "ICBM?') These rockets were adapted for space travel. As we toured the bunkers, I was impressed that space launches could ...
... 43 miles of virtually untouched beach.
Returning to the Visitor Center we were dropped off near the space shuttle Atlantis building. Upon entering, one winds along a ramp that ends at a set of doors on the second floor. When the doors opened we all filed into a large gallery much like the one at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Thankfully at the rear of the gallery there was on long bench. We made our way there and sat down.
... us that the best place to eat was a seafood restaurant called Dixies just a little way down the road. www.dixiecrossroads.com where they serve the best rock shrimp in the world apparently. Well, it was pretty good - mine came with a huge plate of cheesy Tagliatelle. Well lush!!
The next day we rose and enjoyed an IHOP (International House of Pancakes) breakfast and headed off to the Kennedy Space Centre. I was suddenly getting real excited and felt ...
... many shuttles launched from and where a rocket will launch on July 19th to send a satellite into outerspace for the U.S. Navy. Then we went to see the Apollo exhibit where we saw the Saturn V rocket, the largest rocket used by NASA. This rocket was also used to send austronauts to the moon. I even got to touch a moon rock! On the way back to the ...
... Beach is gorgeous. We headed there in a storm after driving down to Titusville through the storm from Orlando to check in to our hotel. The lightning moved into the distance once we were at the coast though and we spent an hour sitting on a mile of deserted beach at Cocoa Beach watching the lightning and storm rain in the distance while drawing on the the white beach and kicking through the warm sea. I'm struggling to think of a nicer beach to be honest. It was pretty perfect. ...
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