I am back in the lobby of the motel typing this. The wi-fi in my room is still broken, but I can get to one out here.
Spent most of the day at the Merritt Island National Wildlife refuge. It is on the north border of the KSC complex and you can see the vehicle assembly building and launch pads as you drive east to the beach. The shuttle landing facility is there also, but it is hidden behind the trees.
Once I found the beach, I headed south until I found the NASA barrier fence. It was about 30 minutes walking on the beach. Boy, were my legs and ankles stiff and sore. Haven’t walked on sand in a long time. I did get some pictures of Discovery, from a distance.
There are a number of hiking and driving trails in the refuge. I stuck to the driving ones. Lots & lots of birds and more alligators than I liked. One is too many for me.
Back in Titusville, I went to a small space museum there. The docent was a gentleman who knew Gus Grissom. He was flight testing at Wright Patterson AFB with Gus & Gus talked him into working at NASA. His KSC employee number was 4!
There wasn’t much time left in the afternoon, so I took a drive down US 1 to Melbourne. The tourist guide said that there was a Liberty Bell 7 museum there, but I couldn’t find it.
Now I am trying to print out boarding passes, but Air Tran is not cooperating. The internet is working fine, but after I pick my, seats it says “Sorry we cannot complete your reservation at this time. Please contact an Air Tran Ticket Agent.”
Back to Wichita tomorrow. See ya.