After leaving Fort Lauderdale, we continued north towards Cocoa Beach. We checked into the hotel and ventured across the street to the beach. I was feeling quite nostalgic knowing Dad used to live right near there on a condo in the beach. It was quite breezy and a bit cold, but that didn’t stop the kids from getting in the water. Rob and I walked along the beach enjoyed watching cruise ships pass by in the distance. There was also several flocks of birds to keep us occupied.

Cocoa Beach

Carnival ship in the distance
Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach

Disney ship in the distance
Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach

Lots and lots of birds
Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach

Gorgeous sunset skies
Cocoa Beach

We left the beach decided and to go check out Ron Jon’s Beach Shop before dinner. This was spot where my Dad would pick up a T-shirt or decal and bring it back to me when he would come home to Texas back when I was growing up. I’ve never been to Ron Jon’s, so it was another nostalgic moment for me.
Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach

That evening we decided to celebrate Dad’s life the way he would have wanted to by eating Mexican food, of course! We ended up at La Fiesta which turned out to be really good.

We had all had a hankering for frozen yogurt, so we googled and found this place called I Dream Cafe. This was an interesting place that was fashioned after the show I Dream of Jeanie which was staged in Cocoa Beach. Really fun place with good, reasonably priced yogurt.
Cocoa Beach