After a quiet night, a decent sleep was definitely had in Miami. We woke up early though as bags to coach was at 7:45. We were on our way to Daytona Beach, Florida. We skipped breakfast so I was fuckin hungry. We drove for about an hour and a half before we got to a servo for some snacks. I tried these air popped chips that were kind of like 3D Doritos but original chips, they were awesome.
We then drove another hour or so until we got to our first major stop and optional activity, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. This place was fuckin awesome. It was where many of the missions into space were launched from, including the Saturn V that landed was the first mission to land on the moon. The space shuttle Atlantis launched from here and a many many other space missions. We got to go around and tour the facility which has one of the biggest open air buildings in the world, which is where they assemble the rockets called the VAB. We also got to look at the launch pads where they took off from as well. Then we went into the Saturn building which had the Saturn V rocket which was absolutely fucking enormous. It was surreal, one of the technological masterpieces created by mankind. Just breathtakingly huge. We had 5 hours at the space centre and it was not enough.
We went to the Atlantis exhibit while still there which was cool as all fuck. They had like a cool space slippery dip and all space suits and a few astronauts there and all. They had the Atlantis all opened up so you can look in it and stuff. They also had a rocket launch simulator ride there where you get strapped in, turned up on your side and they simulate a launch. It shakes you the fuck up, like my whole face was shaking and jiggling hahaa then when you get out of the atmosphere they turn off the engines and you get that anti-gravity feeling. It was so awesome! A real cool place that I wish we had more time at.
Following this we rolled to our hotel and checked in, it’s fuckin so nice. Easily the best room we have stayed in. We have a little balcony that overlooks that is right on the beach and looks out over it. Real cool. We didn’t have much time to stay there though we had to get quick dressed (and a quick tattoo clean and cream) then we were off on our included dinner which was at a place called sloppy Joe’s. It was cool. I smartly decided to order the salad which was enormous and had chicken, lettuce, strawberries, pineapple, mango and some other good shit. I needed some healthy food badly, it made me feel great! We had a Swiss friend who left us in New Orleans as he was on a smaller tour. He met back up with us at this restaurant as he was in Daytona. It was nice catching up with him. He said that he went to Atlanta and was searching for The Walking Dead filming locations. He also said that he rented a car and spent the last 3 days sleeping in it. He also sAid he bought soap and bathed in the ocean, crazy bastard hahaha Anyway we had another early night as we had an early morning. Tomorrow we head for St Augustine for our last day in Florida.
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