A Journal, with Pictures

Black Friday

by on Dec.04, 2013, under Family

The day after Thanks­giv­ing we split into two con­tin­gents, female for shop­ping, lunch and a movie, male fly to the Kennedy Space Cen­ter to tour.

Mike, Michael and Gil were in the air by 9:30 AM as planned for the one and a half hour flight to Tit­tusville, Flori­da. Pick up a rental car and arrive by 11:00 AM at the vis­i­tors cen­ter. A quick lunch and we start­ed tour­ing, which includ­ed a tour of the facil­i­ty and launch pad area a then a tour of the Apol­lo Com­mand cen­ter that is a huge exhib­it. The exhib­it is very well done and we enjoyed it but ran through it because of our lim­it­ed time. We could have spent sev­er­al hours there. Includ­ed in the build­ing is a Sat­urn rock­et, which is absolute­ly huge along with many inter­est­ing displays.

Kennedy Space CenterVehicle Assembly BuildingRocket getting ready for launchSpace Shuttle Launch PadSaturn Rocket EnginesSaturn RocketAppolo Mission Exhibit

We then went to the Atlantis build­ing and rushed through that tour. Again, it was done very well with the space shut­tle Atlantis and may exhibits to see. We ran out of time and had to head back to beat dark­ness and arrive for dinner.

Atlantis ShuttleAtlantis Cargo Bay

We were in the air by 4:30 PM but it gets dark ear­ly in Decem­ber so we land­ed at night, but arrived in time for anoth­er great fam­i­ly din­ner of shrimp and grits. The men got a full report on the shop­ping and movie, but think they made the right choice.

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