Back in February 2011, on vacation with my brother and his family we decided to go and watch a shuttle launch from Cocoa Beach.
Parking wasn’t too bad – we managed to park at a meter on the roadside fairly near one of the boardwalks to the beach.
It was February but the weather was good and we had fun playing on the sand, eating a picnic while waiting with many others for the launch to take place.
Having waited several hours, bought binoculars to see the launch and a radio to hear it, we managed to almost completely miss the event by looking in the wrong direction!!
Before we travelled home we visited the massive Ron Jon Surf Shop for some essential souvenirs.
Combined with a 6 hour journey back to Orlando (it was Daytona weekend the same day and the toll road was rammed) it turned out to be a very memorable day for many reasons – we still laugh about it 6 years later and the best thing is that apart from the fuel, toll and parking it was pretty much free fun in the sun!