Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ponce de Leon Light House

Ponce de Leon Light House

Ponce Inlet, FL 32127
Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ponce de Leon Light house on the South end of the barrier islands off of Daytona Beach and Port Orange is a very beautiful light house. It is the tallest light house in the state of Florida. During summer time it is open from 10:00 AM and until 9:00 PM (visitors allowed until 8:00 PM). Since we saw it after closing time last night we came early (9:45 AM) and bought the tickets (adults $5:00 and kids $1:50).

We went up the red light house (all the 175 feet of it). The day was very clear with very little clouds. We could see all the way to the north Daytona Beach and beyond. On the South we could see past several miles.

We went around the top deck and watched the light house light mechanism rotate (with lights off, of course). Took some pictures and saw the surrounding area until 11:00 AM.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Visit Daytona Beach

Visit Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Saturday, July 11, 2009

Since STS-127 Space Shuttle (Endeavor) launch was postponed due to bad weather on Friday night, we spent some time visiting the Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex, bought some souvenirs, and had coffee.

Then we decided to head back to Daytona Beach, FL where we had originally planned to spend the night after the launch. We arrived there in the early afternoon and after checking into our Hotel, we headed toward the public beaches.

We went down on US 1 South and took Dunlawton Avenue and headed to the South Daytona public beach with life guard on duty with free parking. The beaches were open to the public and vehicles until 7:00 PM and the life guard was on duty until 6:30 PM. There were moderately strong currents so we stayed close to the shore.

Late in the evening we went and saw the Ponce Inlet light house. We decided climb into early tomorrow morning.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Preparation for trip to Cape Canavarel

Preparation for trip to Cape Canaveral
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Sunday, July 05, 2009:

We bought one more adult ticket. We were able to buy the tickets and use the "Print your Ticket at Home" option since the Space Shuttle launch is scheduled less a week from the purchase date. Ticket cost $40.28

Friday, July 03, 2009:

We got a reservation for a room. Due to the heavy booking in and around Titusville, FL we couldn't good room for a reasonable price. So got a room in Daytona Beach, FL about 25 miles away from Kennedy Space Center.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009:

We bought the tickets for Space Shuttle Launch "View from Space Center" option. The ticket cost was $40.28 and we choose the option "Print at Home".