We've been home a week. Back to snow and work and play and regular life.
I finally downloaded some photos from my phone (my phone! Who'd have thought that a decade or so ago?)
|The Husband, walking through sea breeze mist.|
|Classic old downtown Daytona. Note the heavy growth of air ferns on the palms.|
|The Gang of Ponce Inlet. |
Brown pelicans enjoying a mid-day gossip, looking for opportunities to steal bait.
Also watched dolphins placing in the inlet just to the left of here.
|Cruising on the St Johns River with an excellent pilot/wildlife guide named Rebecca.|
|Alligator. Just a little one, but still - a wild alligator.|
Viewing tip - look for something that looks like tire tread.
|A Manatee! One of my goals, to see wild manatees. |
This one is in Blue Springs State Park,
waiting out the cold temperatures with a few hundred (yes, hundreds)
other manatee plus tilapia and other warm-water fish.
|Kennedy Space Centre. What's not to like about a place with BIG rockets?|
|The original Cape Canaveral command centre, relocated in the Saturn 5 rocket building.|
So cool for children of the Space Race era.
|A true OMG moment - an original, all-there Saturn 5 rocket. Words fail me.|
|and yes, THE Atlantis space shuttle, the one that flew so many missions into space.|
|Ponce Inlet lighthouse, tallest in Florida and ALL BRICK.|
We did not climb to the top.
|Lighthouse lamps, including the original Ponce lamp on the floor to the front right. |
These two big ones are 16.5 ft high. I think this exhibit was a highlight for The Husband.
|Final morning view from our balcony. What's not to like.|
Next move, I'm finding a place by the ocean.
It was nice.