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Cape Canaveral FL: Visit Space Center Launch Pads


According to a USAToday report, the Kennedy Space Center has expanded its visitor program. To allow visitors to get a more detailed understanding of the facility, NASA will give close-up views of launch pads and other areas. Most have been the sites of highly-secret operations for the past half-century.  

One tour feature is to Launch Pad 39-A, famed for the lift-off site of the six Apollo missions to the moon and other space flights. At Launch Pad 39-B, visitors will see where similar missions originated, including shuttles, Saturn and Skylab operations.

Tickets for the NASA launch pad tours are $25 for adults and $19 for children 3-11. There is also a fee of $45 for entering the Kennedy Space Center. For more information, go to kennedyspacecenter.com

Old Wanderer’s Really Best Travel Movies Of All Time PDF Print E-mail


CNN listed its top dozen movies to rent and show when confined at home during the coronavirus banishment. In my humble opinion, most are stinkers from the past decade or so. Full of confusing camera tricks, ear-damaging sound, garbage-mouthed actors and crude story lines.

My choices instead would include some classics with good acting and no cursing. Here they are: Airplane, Strangers On A Train, Murder On The Orient Express, Roman Holiday, Around The World In Eighty Days, The Wizard Of Oz, Easy Rider, National Lampoon's Vacation, Thelma & Louise and It Happened One Night. www.cnn.com/travel/article/best-travel-movies

 
Can’t Visit Springtime In The Park In Person? Do It Live Online! PDF Print E-mail


Central Park in New York now offers online tours. Because of the coronavirus problems, the US National Park Service has closed some locations around the country, but keeping several open with no entrance fees.

It’s also offering 32 virtual tours, including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Maine’s Acadia National Park. Check online for info, including open hours, restrictions and fees.

 
Q: Coronavirus Fear: Should I Wear Gloves While Traveling? PDF Print E-mail


I obey all the warnings recommending washing hands while dealing with dirty surfaces on the road and in the air. I’ll be taking a train trip next week and wonder if I should not only wash, but also put on gloves. Advice? JKH, New Amsterdam NY

A: If you have sore or tender skin, wear gloves. No matter what your skin condition, it’s a good idea to wear tight plastic gloves when using public transportation, especially when using public toilets. Thoroughly wash hands and gloves as often as possible in hot, soapy water. Carry an extra pair so you’re always prepared for protection.

 
Fly Clean With Wipes & Never Use Aircraft Seat Pocket PDF Print E-mail


Medical experts advise you to steer clear of that little holder bag on the back of the seat in front of you. Too often, bare feet, dirty diapers, outdated food and soiled underwear are stashed in them.

It’s also a good idea to take disposable medicated tissues aboard, and before you sit down, wipe off the headrest, seatbelt buckle and tray table. Also, when you gotta go into airport and aircraft toilets, wipe off the inside handle of the doors and other surfaces. With the spread of coronavirus, it’s always wise to fly as hygienically as possible, or not fly until the problem settles down.

 
Coronavirus Chow Crisis: Vegas Buffets To Shut Down! PDF Print E-mail


As fears of the worldwide epidemic spread, one of Sin City's most popular traditions is being eliminated along the Strip: some of the most popular all-you-can-eat buffets. On March 15, MGM Resorts International will temporarily close the buffets in its hotels.

Until further notice, the posh buffets will be no more at the company's seven Strip hotels: ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Luxor and Excalibur. Sorry, visiting Vegas foodies. You’ll have to survive with just a single serving until the panic eases and the buffets again reopen. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/hotels/2020/03/10/nevada-coronavirus-concerns-las-vegas-strip-resort-casino-buffets-close

 
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