Florida, Part Four

751Notice I labeled it as “Florida” and not “Wellington?” That’s because we drove over two hours from our hotel to the Kennedy Space Center.

Because we are super nerds.

Also I’ve wanted to visit the place for a very long time. I’ve always been a serious space nerd.

To be honest this is where I spent 95% of the money I spent on this trip. Just getting in cost way more than I had expected, but it was worth it.

787I’m sure it would be boring for most of you to hear all the fun and interesting things I learned there (like that Atlantis is hanging at a 43.21 degree angle and that the stars on the painted flag on the iconic building are 6 feet wide), and I’m sure you don’t want to see the hundred pictures I took.

752But a bus tour out to the separate Saturn V building was included and it took an extra long route (that it supposedly doesn’t usually take) by the launch pads. That may have been what cost so much.

And the guy at the Atlantis building was super cool about sneaking us in the exit so we could skip the 10 minute video and just see the shuttle. He got the Coolest Person I Met All Weekend award.

We ended the day by going back to our hotel room and having the wildest Super Bowl party ever. Here’s the picture as proof.

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(I don’t even like football.)

Want more pictures of the weekend?

Warning: WordPress decided to mess with the arrangement of the pictures so they aren’t in any real order.

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I got so many accidental butt shots.

This guy wins everything.

This guy wins everything.

Polo ball!

Polo ball!

Water obstacle on cross country.

Water obstacle on cross country.

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Such TINY Lego-like thingies.

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Fancy fountain at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC).

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At PBIEC.

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That’s a sturdy bridge.

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At PBIEC.

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Saturn V rocket. First time something has ever taken my breath away. MASSIVE.

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Rocket garden.

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Original launch room computers.

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Never realized how big this thing was.

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Saturday night.

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Saturday night.

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Saturday night.

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Victory gallop.

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Victory gallop.

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Victory gallop.

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Victory gallop.

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Victory gallop.

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Victory gallop.

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AT PBIEC after the Grand Prix.

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Pretending to drive on the moon.

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Launch pad.

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I got weirdly excited to see Space-X.

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The crawlers that walk the shuttles out to the launch pads. They move something like six feet an hour. Random fun fact of the day.

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