Wednesday, May 21, 2014

On to Cocoa Beach.

On Sunday morning - we were on the road by 9:30 and headed for the Ocean Landings Resort on Cocoa Beach, Fl.   We seldom rent out or exchange our week at this timeshare.  The location is great and the resort has a lot of amenities to offer.

This was going to be another LONG drive - about 3 hours.   Somewhere around Lake Worth we stopped for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant.  This has never been one of my favorite places to eat, but Rich really likes it.  Like most places these days, you can never just order simple eggs and toast and coffee.  You always have to get a "packaged" deal, or pay more to get a la carter. At Cracker Barrel, unless you get pancakes or waffles everything is Grits or Biscuits and Gravy....... neither of which we ever order!

Rich ordered the pancakes with cherry topping............Good but he wished they did NOT warm the topping - The Whip Cream just MELTS!!   I had the eggs in a basket.  I do not recommend them!     Needless to say the $3.99 breakfast at the Miami Grill the day before,  far surpassed the $20 plus breakfast for the two of us.  

Back on the road...............and finally we were in familiar we crossed the Indian River to Merritt Island and the Inter Coastal Waterway to A1A and Satellite Beach.   Heading north on A1A  between Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach we passed Patrick Air Force Base.

It was early afternoon when we arrived at the Resort, and unfortunately our room was not yet available.  The annual Boat Races were taking place today, and we had hoped to be in our room, which faces the ocean, so that we could watch the race from there.  But by the time we got to our room the races were over..................too many people and too hot to stand on the beach.....and the view of the race was not that good.   

So while we waited for the room we wandered over to the International Palms Resort, just a few doors down from our hotel where the 29th Annual Beach Blast Car show was going on.  Lots of cool cars!

Below are a few of our favorites..... That yellow car is a 1932 Ford, 2 Window Coupe and bottom right Rich checks out the 1965 Mustang.  Brings back memories of the 1968 that he once had.  He always reminds me that I as the one who smashed the font end!  His was also a convertible.

More neat cars below.  How about that truck?  Maybe we should consider that for our next RV?    Or maybe we should get matching cars?  See the two on the bottom left?  Rich says mine is the one in the trunk!  Figures........

 And a few more............ Check out the top left.... with the dice on the mirror and a pack of Lucky Strike cigarettes on the dash.  And that wagon reminds of some of the old beach movies we used to watch.  Also got Rich wishing he had never parted with his 1964 baby blue Galaxy 500 convertible.  That was "before" Donna. 

I have to share this  next picture.  Everyone who passed this had to stop and take a look.  

                                                                                                Don't think I've ever seen a Rubber tree this big. 

                                                                                              Saw this as we were walking the grounds at the car show. I couldn't get the whole thing on one picture, so I took a picture of the bottom AND the top of the tree. 

We were finally able to get into our room.  This year we upgraded from our poolside unit to a one bedroom ocean side room.  It is really really nice.  We had hoped to get one on a higher floor, but we still have a great view of the beach and the ocean. It's really much prettier than the pictures show.  King bed in the bedroom, full kitchen with electric stove, full refrigerator and dishwasher.

And this is the view from inside the sliding glass doors to the balcony.......

Sitting out that afternoon/evening we saw one of the Royal Caribbean Cruise ships and a Disney Ship leaving from Port Canaveral.  The kite flyers and those things that you ride on the water were out as well....................We face east - so we won't see the sun set.........but looking forward to the morning sun rise. 

Neither of us felt like going out any place special for dinner so we just walked across the street to Denny's, watched The Good Wife on TV and called it a day!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you are blogging your trips! Hope Rich is feeling well still and that you have a great time! The unit is gorgeous, and so is the view!