I was missing from T last week because my husband and I took a "quick" trip down to Florida for a few days. Our flights to Florida and back home were each under 3 hours and non-stop, which makes a "quick" trip easy to do, at least compared to traveling places where it might take more of the day, if not a whole day, when you have layovers. And a "quick" trip was all my husband's work schedule allowed at this time.
We had a fun trip even though it wasn't relax-on-the-beach weather. The hubby doesn't do very well with relaxing on the beach anyhow, so even though a little warmer weather would have been nice, we still managed to have fun. We squeezed in some science, art, nature, history, treasure hunting and even some beach walking. That was a whole lot of fun for a "quick" trip. And it was nice to get out of the house for a few days too.
One of the first things we did was visit the Kennedy Space Center. Hubby is an engineer and a fan of space things, and it is interesting, so we spent the entire day visiting the Space Center.
The Kennedy Space Center has been on the hubby's bucket list for a long time, and he was like a 10 year old there. I didn't know the space center is built in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary, and on the bus trip that you can take as part of your visit, we saw 8 alligators and a whole slew of various birds. I was as excited as the boy in the seat in front of me (on the bus) counting the sunbathing gators as we drove by them-smile.
The bus trip shows you some sights you'd probably recognize from TV if you ever watch anything about NASA or space flights. Then it takes you to the Apollo program history center.
One of the things you can see at the Apollo Center is this actual Apollo 14 spacecraft. It is brown and scared from returning from its trip into space. Other Apollo mission spacecrafts can be seen in museums in other places in the world, but I wanted to include this photo today because it goes along with my T day drink.