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Cocoa Beach, Florida - Jun 2018

Updated: Aug 30, 2018

This was practically an exact replica of last year’s holiday with the addition of my mum joining us.

There were many day-trips to nearby towns and cities – Orlando, Melbourne, Jupiter etc

But mostly we were eating… planning Dinner whilst eating lunch etc etc!

We were really lucky to be on the Space Coast when SpaceX launched a Rocket from Cape Canaveral which is next door to Cocoa Beach. I have always wanted to see a Rocket Launch! We had a great viewing point at Jetty Park (across from the launch pad). The launch took place just before 1am and there was a great atmosphere with all the others who had gathered in the park to watch.

There was no great fan-fair, just a ball of fire raising gently into the black sky followed by a loud bang for the boosters coming away from the rocket itself – nothing like I imagined!

Everyone was cheering and clapping, pretty special to witness the whole event.

Watch my little wobbly video here!

We spent a lot of time (and money!) in the Ron Jon shop on Cocoa – what a great place! We had been in on previous trips but only briefly and never really appreciated the store.

On our last day, we went to the Cocoa Beach Pier and spent hours in the Tiki Bar at the end of the pier with great seats looking out to the turquoise ocean sipping cocktails and eating bar food in the shade! Loved it!

Some of my photos:

More Photos Here

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