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ApolloAlex
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posted 10-08-2004 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder if anybody can help at all,very soon i shall be visitng Florida for the first time and apart from visitng the space centre,astronaut hall of fame and everything else,can anybody tell me where some of the hangouts and bars were of the Mercury,Gemini,Apollo astronauts,for example i know that the Holiday Inn in cocoa beach was a favourite amongst the early astronaouts and can anyone tell me where some of the more recent shuttle astronauts hang out,many thanks.Alex.

Sy Liebergot
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posted 10-08-2004 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sy Liebergot   Click Here to Email Sy Liebergot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You’ll definitely want to visit/stay in Cocoa Beach. Mandatory to eat breakfast at the Moon Hut, the historic diner that was a favorite of the astronauts and launch teams, with a ton of space memorabilia on the walls. Have lunch or dinner at the Durango steak house, because it used to be the Mousetrap, the legendary nightspot, and has more memorabilia on the walls (well, at least one wall). Next door to Durango’s is a Best Western motel which used to be the Apollo motel. Vivid are the memories of downing the enormous sized drinks at the Moustrap, then staggering across the parking lot to my room at the Apollo where I sat on the bathroom floor and hugged the porcelain “fixture.”

Hope this helps,
Sy Liebergot
"Apollo EECOM: Journey Of A Lifetime" www.apolloeecom.com

ApolloAlex
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posted 10-08-2004 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure does,thanks.

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posted 10-29-2004 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ivorjw   Click Here to Email ivorjw     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey I was looking for somewhere to ask that very same question! Oh , and nice to hear from Sy, one of my unsung heros from childhood!

Tomy1
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posted 10-29-2004 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tomy1   Click Here to Email Tomy1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to say that the Moon Hut is closed and up for sale!!

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posted 11-01-2004 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for albatron@aol.com   Click Here to Email albatron@aol.com     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Its CLOSED? Man - they had just changed hands too. Wonder if it's ANOTHER post hurricane effect.

Bad enough the Fat Boys closed.

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posted 11-09-2004 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gordon Reade   Click Here to Email Gordon Reade     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have to try FAT BOY'S BAR-B-Q.

6006 N. Atlantic Ave.

It's fantastic!

Tomy1
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posted 11-10-2004 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tomy1   Click Here to Email Tomy1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, sorry to say that Fat Boys' has been closed for several years. It was an Indian restaurant for about 1 1/2 years now it's a BBQ restaurant that doesn't live up to the old FB legend.

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