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COCOA, FLORIDA

Space Center nearby

semi-overcast

Howdy!

The day began with the sweet sound of our motorhome engine starting without incident. Two days ago, as you recall, it began with the sickening sound of clicking from the ignition starter resulting in having to jump start in the rain the mh from the little Focus.

It took about 3 hours to drive from Homestead to Cocoa, all without incident. The day was overcast with the temperatures in the high 80's. Our destination was the Cocoa Elks Lodge where we will 'dry camp' for 2 days. Dry camping is being completely self-contained relying on stores of fresh water and waste water in the onboard tanks. Electricity is supplied by our on-board generator and/or 2 deep-draft house batteries with power invertor. We use the generator except for sleeping hours as it powers the air-conditioners.

After arriving we walked down the street to a BBQ joint, a true Texas BBQ with brisket, sausage, baked beans, and cole slaw on their menu. Outside seating was on picnic tables. Not fancy but the food very tasty! The Elks Lodge opened at 4:00 pm so about 5pm we went in to meet 'the brethren'. As luck would have it, Tuesday is 'Taco Night'. Giant tacos with all the fixin's for $3.00. Great bargain! Afterwards a DJ provided dance music for the members and guests. The DJ was a lady, my guess would be in her 80's, who played tunes from the 1950's & 60's--music that I could remember well from my childhood and teens! We met and enjoyed some of the couples who sat near us engaging in 'where y'all from' conversation. One couple met on the internet. Not being night owls we left about 8:30 to return to our quarters. It was a pretty tame day.

Tomorrow we plan to re-visit Kennedy Space Center just 10 miles down the road.

Dick

Posted by dixter 05:27 Archived in USA Tagged fl cocoa

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