Disney, Kennedy and Springs

Trip Start May 03, 2010
Trip End Jun 02, 2010

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Blue Spring State Park

Flag of United States  , Florida
Monday, May 17, 2010

One last morning at Disney. Wolfgang Puck breakfast pizzas at downtown Disney then a few hrs at the awesome Lego shop. Lego here is around 30% cheeper than at home, but unfortunately the store is sold out of everything we wanted to get, including the midi Millennium falcon.

Back to Kennedy Space centre for a visit to everything we missed out on at last Fridays launch. Another ride on the fantastic shuttle launch simulator, tour of early spaceflight and the robot scouts. 

After lunch at the Orbit Cafe, a 2 hr drive gets us to Blue Springs state park just as the gates are closing at 8pm sharp. These American park rangers are very punctual and don't take kindly to our last minute arrivals. 

We manage a twilight swim in the crystal clear spring waters sharing the waters with a few schools of various fish including some fearsome looking 1/2 meter long Gar fish and some flathead type looking fish that are so tame they need to be physically removed from the stairs leading into the lagoon.

Apart from the manatees, the main attraction here is to dive, snorkel or grab a tube and float down from the spring head a mile away. We will be doing that tomorrow morning, despite all the warning signs about the 'Gators.
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