Matt and I have been in Florida the past week. In fact, we leave tomorrow, and I will miss the sunshine (though I am happy to get back to Lucy kitty and my own bed, and I have work waiting for me). To help me soak up every last bit, I'll be blogging some highlights from our trip.
We flew into Ft. Myers and drove to Orlando the next day to see my dad. He was at a conference. We had just enough time for lunch, and then we dropped him off at the airport. The next day (Wednesday, 2/26), we took advantage of a cloudy and cool (for Florida) day to visit Kennedy Space Center.
I'd been to KSC before, so a lot of stuff was familiar. However, a wonderful new item since my last visit 5 years ago was the space shuttle Atlantis! The shuttle was huge, and it was really cool to be so close. We couldn't touch it, but we got a really close view.
I tried my hand at landing a lunar module, but I think I need a lot more training before I am ready to be an astronaut (not to mention 20/20 vision).
We also got to see an IMAX movie about the International Space Station, check out some Hubble telescope pictures, and do the Shuttle Launch Experience (well, Matt rode, and I sat in the observation lounge so that I heard the experience but didn't do the rolling and shaking).
All in all, a fun day. KSC is pricey but worth the visit. We did pack our own lunch (the food is nothing to write home about, as I remember) and then made the most of our visit.