The second time around was just as nice as the first stay!
Celebrating the New Year here was wonderful.
The staff and location, I-95 and Highway 50, makes this FF a real plus!
Durango's and Sonny's are close by as well as our favorite fine dining loacal in Cocoa Village, Cafe Margaux. KSC is nearby and so is Ron Jon's at Cocoa Beech.
All in all, this is a clean, well kept and newer property that is worth the stay!
jerrycoin Can't find the post about the manatees and the bridge to stand on. Please give info again.
I don't know what happened to the post, but I will try to keep it simple and post it again.
From the FF in Titusville, go East on Hwy 50 to US 1, go left, go to Garden Street, go right across The Indian River and follow the signs to Haulover Canal.
You will see the signs for Manatee Park. Enjoy the free scenic area!
Follow the signs!
You can enjoy the area!
A very pretty park!
There are many manatees in the canal!
californian, hope this helps! If you need more information, let me know!
I would recommend staying in Orlando and driving back. It's only 40 minutes and if your room is comfortable, I would keep it.
One place to enjoy dining by the airport in Orlando, is the Bonefish Grill, it is open late, you can split entree's and it is really good. Just North of the airport, on the left hand side of the road.
The places to dine in Titusville are close to the intersection of I-95 and hwy 50. Sonny's BBQ, or Durango's at the Best Western.
You can't go wrong, and if you have time, go to the Titusville Pier. It is good and inexpensive for a meal, and a view.
Some time ago, I sent you a private message about Fairbanks that I think you didn't get.
I saw the northern lights every night beginning with from the plane. Each night got a little better which was nice. I took 2 tours and rented a car for one night. The trip was worthwhile. I think you would have enjoyed it.
Thanks Jerry. I saw the manatees today. It was on the late side so the only visible ones were close to shore. I saw 4.
The Space Center now charges $10 to park. It was not very crowded. They expect to get really busy once the Atlantis is on display which will be late June. When I was there last year, they said it would be on display this year. A year later, I thought it would be done.
Glad you made it to see the manatees!
Now if you need a place to have dinner, let me know!
Try to take in CC Beach if you can, it is fun and inexpensive.
It is sad that they have to charge $10 to park at KSC! The government is down on the space center, and it was always free till recent times.
Good luck on your trip, and if I can provide any information that will make it more enjoyable, let me know!
I already did that this trip and with the tolls, it is less appealing to go back. I plan to return in Nov to see the space shuttle and will try to go to Cocoa Beach that trip.
I planned to go to Pensacola to see the Blue Angles practice demo and that has been canceled. It is disappointing.
Hwy 50 looks like a choice. It does look like it would be a longer route and with the cost of gas might not save that much. My tolls were $4.25 each way and the pain of stopping at the toll booths. I will consider in Nov.
As for the Blue Angles, they practice out of their home base in Pensacola. They practice 6 days a week to retain their skills and while doing so allow the public to watch 2 days a week. It is staffed by volunteers. They are going to continue practicing anyway, only now we can't watch. Now that is a real cost saving.
Cal, I find this information interesting. The Blue Angels will continue practicing in spite of the sequester, yet my son-in-law's Apache helicopter battalion has cut back on training and practice missions due to budget cuts. None of this makes a whole lot of sense to me either.
You and me agree on that point!
Must share with you my latest experience at Promintory Point in Utah. Went there in the middle of the week, and FOUR PEOPLE, which we were two went on the locomotive tour of 40 minutes. All but a very few people here are volunteers, there are a few Park Rangers.
At the end of the tour, one of the other people asked about hours and dates of the parks being open. You should have heard how long the Ranger talked about the "Sequester" effects on this park. Indicated that the season will probably cut the season by one month! I couldn't imagine this place actually having to do that. This place should be run by "Private Business" and save the taxpayers a lot of money.
Just my opinion, based upon two trips to this park.
HWY 50 can be slower, but you might try it once, There is an interesting town along the way, Christmas, Fl, and it has some neat tourist "Traps", and in November you can mail some Christmas Cards from their Post Office.
Likewise, go East of there on 50 and stop at The St. John's River and take an air boat ride!