“Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks provide habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and […]

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Polly 3 on August 12th, 2011

After a very long time in the car, we finally crossed over into the state of Florida, and what comes to mind when you think of Florida…beaches, of course! Although our goal was to see the Space Shuttle launch, we were looking forward to seeing the ocean and beaches, too! The first one we saw […]

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Polly 3 on July 6th, 2011

We traveled down to Florida to view the final space shuttle launch, STS-135 space shuttle Atlantis, on July 8th. While here, we decided to check out the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which sits right next to the Kennedy Space Center. What an interesting mix–nature and technology! While at the visitor center, I struck up […]

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Polly 2 on July 8th, 2009

Orlando I got to spend a week in Florida this past summer with Debbie and her husband. We spent several days in Orlando and several days in the Florida Keys which I’ll tell you about later. Since we didn’t have a lot of time, we didn’t go into any of the theme parks this year […]

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