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For our visit to Cocoa we parked at Sonrise Palms RV Park. Cocoa is located in what is known as the Space Coast due to the nearby Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. Also, the “I Dream of Jeannie” TV show featured a fictional astronaut living in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Our primary purpose for stopping here was to visit the Kennedy Space Center. This makes a trifecta for us since we toured Space Center Houston in January 2014 and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, in April this year. Of course, Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral have perhaps the most history with respect to the US space program. Continue reading
Texas is our first repeat state for this road trip, this being our second entry. We also passed through Texas on the eastbound part of our trip, stopping in Amarillo. This time we’re further south and will traverse about 880 miles of Texas, east to west. In the event word hasn’t reached you, Houston (pics) is a big city, largest city in Texas, fourth largest in the United States. It is home to big players in the oil industry and one of the largest concentrations of medical care and research facilities in the world. In addition, it is home to the Johnson Space Center which is one of the main reasons I wanted to make a stop in Houston.