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One Launch of Two

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Parrish Park in Titusville turned out to be a fantastic spot to watch the Space Shuttle Discovery launch NASA's return to space, the first such mission since the Columbia accident. And despite the fact a sensor in the main external fuel tank failed, necessitating the scrubbing of the launch, the trip to the coast was not in vain.

After driving around Titusville, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and down to Melbourne and back, Chris and I decided that we would board the Ambassador II and give the Sterling Casino ship a try. It ended up being great fun! While our bets were limited to the slots, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette and Poker were also available. The free buffet was nothing extravagant, but complemented the free alcoholic beverages well. Not to mention that I am sucker for a nice boat ride.

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