Day 73: Spaced

14.03.09:

Rise and shine, Odysseus. Since you’re stuck in Florida, you may as well indulge your nerdy love of all things NASA. I walked down to the service station and luckily grabbed one (of the three) taxi drivers that service Titusville and got them to drive me to Kennedy Space Centre.

I had lunch with a real-life astronaut (cool!) and took the Close-Up tour of the Launch Platforms. The Shuttle was there and ready to pop off into outer space tomorrow night at 7:34pm. The driver told us if we came early the next day it might be possible to get tickets to watch the launch from the Space Centre Causeway – the closest area Joe Public can get to without incurring the wrath of the US Navy.
It sounded like a plan. I was there, dude.

That night I spent alone in the Motel. I got restless and bored and didn’t want to contemplate eating any more junk food, so I walked to a local seafood restaurant for dinner and had Royal Red Shrimp. Lovely!

Later on, I spoke to Mandy on Skype which helped, but I’m a social creature and I lamented how much I missed CouchSurfing, even if it was just for two nights.

Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes is a British adventurer, presenter, filmmaker and author. He is the only person to have travelled to every country in the world without flying. From 2014 to 2017 he lived off-grid on a private island that he won in a game show, before returning to the UK to campaign for a better future for the generations to come.

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  1. Doug McQ

    Get a move on young man! Get your hair cut and you’ll move faster (your dad told me to say that!). We’ve got your birthday present waiting, but if you’re late we’ll have drunk it! Good on Captain Johhny – was it Tony Blair?- ’cause he’s the Americans’ best friend and he can get you to go anywhere with them. Be handy when you want a visa for Iraq or Afghanistan!( or maybe not, now that his buddy Bush has gone!)Take care – we’re seeing your Mum and Dad later so no doubt you will be discussed – ears burning??. Best wishes D&A.

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