Saturday, April 4, 2015
Getting Out In The Hood!
After enjoying a breakfast buffet, including my favorite..Biscuits and Gravy, courtesy of the park I now call home, we headed across the causeway and headed north.
No particular destination in mind, that's the best way to just stumble upon interesting places to stop.
We wound along a narrow rode taking us through some pretty deluxe digs. People with considerable money live in these parts. Long driveways, manicured lawns, and closed gates at the road keeping
Along the coast we drove, soon to wander through the town of Titusville. Smaller in size, older and less flashy then their neighbor to the south. This is where the history of our space travel comes from.
We ended up headed for the Kennedy Space Center. Because I had Max with me going in wasn't on the agenda for today... I'll be back. Still, what I could see from the road impressed the dickens out of me. We see the space shuttle on TV for decades, but being close to those massive
I could see displays of various other rockets and space paraphernalia behind the building, but with a charge of $10 just to park in the lot, again I held back for another time when I could take in the whole experience.
Further up the road was the Astronauts Hall of Fame. Again, from the outside I could tell this is a place I will return to.
The front of the building is the backdrop for a full scale replica of the Space shuttle. With an access ramp attached to the back side, apparently it is part of the display allowing visitors to enter and
There really is only one word to describe the vehicle that hauled so much space stuff into orbit...AWSOME!
Then it was back south and home again on U.S. Hwy 1. It's a slower trip than taking the freeway I-95, but you get a much better feel for this part of the Atlantic Coast.
There's a lot of what some would consider recent history here. By recent I mean things that mattered to my generation.
Maybe teens of today don't get it, but during my lifetime we have accomplished some pretty spectacular milestones.
Posted by Nomadic Van at 10:26 AM