Friday, June 22, 2012
Day 2 Part 2 ~ Kennedy Space Center ~ Staycation
While waiting in line to catch the bus to the next stop, Detto & Stephen started "playing around".
Boys are so crazy!
It was making me laugh.
One of the highlights for me was "Touching the Moon"!!!We got to touch a rock brought back from the Moon!
According to NASA's Website Kennedy Space Center has over 140,000 acres!!
Kennedy is located on a barrier island, called Merritt Island, about 34 miles long and varying in width from five to 10 miles. The total land and water area covers just over 140,000 acres, however, only 6,000 acres are actually used for space shuttle operations.
It was so pretty. The views of the water and land were amazing.
According to our tour guide the nest is the size of a King Size Mattress and weighs around 700 lbs.
I had to look up his facts and I found this:
A typical nest is five to six feet in diameter. Eagles often use the same nest year after year. Over the years, some nests become enormous, as much as nine feet in diameter, weighing two tons.
We decided there was so much to see and it was too much to cover in one day.
We watched only one of the IMAX movies in 3D and we wanted more.
We didn't even cover half of the park
We stayed until 30 mins before they closed, so...
We got the year passes.
With our Military discount it was still less than a one day admission!
We are so blessed!