2009 - Day 3
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11/15/200 Day 3: Florida Institute of Technology and Cocoa Beach
Sunday we took a break from our traveling to relax before the
shuttle launch. We did go south to Melbourne and the Florida Institute
of Technology to walk through their botanical gardens which was
nice. There were lots of varieties of palms, bamboo, and lizards
too. A lot of the trees had giant pathos plants growing all over
them, but the leaves were huge compared to how large they get
indoors in Rochester.
me, it was fun to see lizards everywhere, but I have a hunch they
are like squirels down there to Floridians. I took the opportunity
to take some infrared photos while we walked through the gardens,
as the palm plants make really stunning pictures.
we walked through the gardens, we went back to the hotel to spend
the day at the beach. There were strong rip tides because of the
remnants of Hurricane Ida that went up the coast, but we still
did some wading. It was a very rough surf, and you really got
pushed around by the waves and currents. But you gotta go in the
ocean when you go on vacation, so we did.
always, larger pictures of our full trip to Florida are available
from my Flickr
photo gallery. Day 4 includes our photos of the shuttle launch.