Spending the morning at Patrick Air Force Base was definitely a highlight of our trip (and of our lighthouse explorations), but now it's time to head to one of my favorite Florida beach towns - Cocoa Beach. It's actually on the way back to our hotel from Cape Canaveral and I was still on a mission to get Jackson a Ron Jon hat, like the rest of the boys. Since the Orlando Ron Jon didn't pan out, we must hit the mac daddy location.
|even the elephants wear shades in Cocoa Beach|
The boys remembered going there last year and they wanted to go back anyway. It's such a fun store, I used to love going there when I was a kid, too. Not only did we find the hat for Jax, but we also got 3 body boards for the kids. We may not live near the ocean, but can definitely put them to good use in the Great Lakes State!
|we didn't notice the "do not stand on the|
surfboard" sign until after we took the pic-oops
|posing with their space monkeys in front of the waterfall|
After making our purchases at Ron Jon, it was time to head to a late lunch. We hit up our favorite Cocoa Beach lunch spot - Sandbar Sports Grill. It's just a short walk from Ron Jon's, so no getting back in the car. We went there last year, too! They have the best grilled Mahi Mahi tacos, yummmm. The kids love it there, because their food comes on frisbees.
|look what Spencer spotted next to our table|
By the time we got back to the car the kids were pretty tuckered, so were John and I. It was a hot one, too. Extreme heat always wears us out even faster. Time to head back to the hotel and call it a day. Actually, it was our last day. We had to get the kids all showered and get all packed up. The next day we started our journey back to Michigan. Hard to believe how fast a vacation can fly by.