18.03.2015 - 23.03.2015
Miami to Ft. Lauderdale to Cocoa Beach to Kennedy Space Center to Jacksonville to Savannah.
In Cocoa Beach, Andrea searched for Major Nelson and I looked for Jeannie, but the closest thing we found was a sign that read "I Dream of Yogurt" oh well.
The next day we visited the Kennedy Space Center. It's a very educational, interesting, and interactive experience.
We walked around the amazing Space Shuttle Atlantis, and went in a simulator to experience what it feels like to be astronauts blasting off!
We saw their IMAX movie and learned about the new Orion shuttle project endeavoring to send people to Mars. Pretty cool. Where do I signup?
There is a bittersweet memorial honoring the astronauts who died in service.
Next, we made our way to Jacksonville.
We wanted to stop here to visit Kori and Jacob, some new friends we recently met in Merida. We went for a late dinner at Kori's "Royal Palm Village Wine and Tapas" restaurant which she expertly runs. This place has it all! An amazing wine selection, craft beers, delicious, fresh food, and an art gallery of local artists works displayed. We highly recommend a stop here if you happen to be in Jacksonville. I recommend ordering delicious wine then walking around checking out the local artwork while waiting for your meal. The roasted veggie platter was knockout good!
The next day we took a ferry across St. John river then drove to the beach town of Fernandina FL. We were probably the most tanned people there since it appeared most of the other pasty-looking folks had just driven down from NY, Illinois, Conn. etc.
Then we drove on to Savannah Georgia, but only had time for a short walk around the river front area. Savannah has spectacularly looking character and greenspace. We will need to make a return trip when we have more time for sight-seeing.
We drove through So. Carolina and spent the night in Fayetteville, NC. It was then on to Richmond, VA.