At Golf N Gator

When we stopped at the visitors center in Cocoa Beach the day before, the man suggested lots of fun sounding places to us, including a putt putt golf place with live animals around amongst the holes.  Wednesday afternoon we decided to check it out, and here is the alligator that was there near the first […]

Jeff at Cocoa Beach

Tuesday Lindee and the kids headed home – it was a school week, after all – and Jeff and I just vegged all morning, recuperating from our busyness of the two days we spent at the space center.  That afternoon, though, we headed to Cocoa Beach – just a little south of where we were […]

Final Space Center Pix

One of our favorite events at the space center was the Astronaut Encounter, when we got to listen to astronaut Don Thomas talk about life on the space shuttle.  It was so interesting – he really went into a lot of the details.  We got this group picture with him afterwards. One final picture of […]

Apollo/Saturn V Center

We so enjoyed our visit to this center Monday. Jeff, being from Indiana, as was Gus Grissom, really appreciated the beautiful memorial to the three astronauts who died in the Apollo I fire on the launch pad – Gus Grissom, Ed White, Roger Chaffee. It was exciting seeing the moon rocks brought back on the […]

Monday – back at Kennedy Space Center

We started our day off Monday with the bus tour of the Space Center.  It was so interesting seeing things that weren’t included in the immediate Visitor Center Area.  We especially loved seeing the new tower they are building to shoot the new Orion into orbit, to take man out of low earth orbit, back […]

Final Sunday Pix

I was so excited to see, when we got to the Astronauts Hall of Fame, to see Rhea Seddon had been inducted in years gone by. She is from Murfreesboro, and went to high school where I did – just a few years earlier. So cool. One last picture before we headed home for the […]

In the Shuttle Exhibit

In the shuttle exhibit, there was a mini-international space station made out of these clear tubes for the kids to climb through, suspended a floor above the ground floor. Jeff went down to get a picture of Clara and Charlie climbing through – that’s them in the front part of the tube. They said it […]

Sunday at Kennedy Space Center

I think all six of us agreed that our favorite part of the day Sunday was time spent in the Atlantis exhibit.  It was so well done, and surprisingly emotional when they opened the curtains and you could walk out and see the Atlantis for the first time.  I was not the only one tearing […]

Kennedy Space Center – Day One, Part One

What a great day we had Sunday, when Jeff, Lindee, Mallory, Charlie, Clara and I headed to the Kennedy Space Center.  We started out at the Rocket Garden, mostly because it was outside, and rain was predicted later in the day.  The kids LOVED checking out the Apollo space capsule – here are Mallory and […]