If New York is the city that never sleeps then Orlando is the city that just sleeps. Winding my way back to the international airport from Titusville after a shuttle launch and not having a real sense of how far away from the city proper I was, I resorted to the old standby of anticipating the city lights as I drew near except that everyone apparently goes to bed a 9 o'clock in Orlando so there was no city light. And why does a city with such an obvious moniker for the airport designation-ORL-choose to go with MCO? Turns out that Orlando international was originally a B-52 base of considerable importance during the Cold War and is named after a pilot-McCoy (Aha, MCO) who flew out of there. It was also the airport where the OTHER U-2 pilot shot down during the Cold War, left on his last flight to Cuba from-lots of street names for Armstrong and Grissom in the neighbourhood, but I didn't see anything for this poor guy. But I guess there's probably not too many streets named after Gary Powers either. I knew that somewhere near the airport (how could it be anywhere else) was a decommisioned B-52 bomber that had been made into a memorial park honouring the people and the planes that had originally flown out of Orlando but no one including the hotel staff- a few blocks away from it- were aware it existed. Fortunately a shuttle bus driver put me onto the right heading and after a bit of driving about the airport I found the park at the back of a service road on the edge of the airfield.. Only in America will you find a flower bed that spells out the name of a heavy bomber in carefully planted bunches of colourful pansies.The B-52 never fails to impress even when tucked away at the back of an airport.