We “landed” at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida at noon Sunday, exhausted from a night of little sleep but at the same time exhilarated about the journey that had just begun. We will probably put Orlando in our itinerary on our way down from Maine next month but for now I thought that the Kennedy Space Center was just the place to start our epic road trip because I’m a huge fan of all things space exploration-related and I also wanted something to spark my kid’s imagination about the trip.
Bringing them to Cape Canaveral payed off in spades. My two older children got to understand, first hand, the scale of what our nation has accomplished in space, the magnitude of the feats achieved and the “coolness” of possibly growing up to one day be an astronaut. Jonathan seemed to be most impressed by the monstrous, 363-foot Saturn V rocket that propelled us to the moon. Elena’s highlight was touching a real piece of moon rock. Briani’s favorite part was just driving all four of us crazy, running after her.