Why can’t I get my coffee right? There always seems to be an issue with the coffee I get at Starbucks, but whatever they give me is always better than what I can make at home, in the RV. When I had a Café Au Lait at Café Du Monde, I thought I had found the answer. It wasn’t what I order at Starbucks (a wet doppio machhiato with a touch of white mocha), but it was good. We bought a can of the Cafe du Monde coffee, which John liked, too, and I figured I can heat up milk and add some sugar, right? Ugh.
So we went to the US Rocket and Space Center Thursday, the 30th anniversary of the Challenger disaster. I was 15, a sophomore, when it happened. I remember walking into our apartment upon coming home from school sick and seeing the smoke trails on TV. I can also remember taking my little black and white TV to school in 6th grade so my class could watch a shuttle launch. There’s going to be a launch of a GPS satellite at Cape Canaveral next week. I thought about talking John into going, but I’m not sure watching a small rocket launch from 3 miles away would be worth the drive.
In Moscow, we had a family membership at our local kids science museum, Palouse Discovery Science Center, which is a member of the ASTC. One member benefit is free family admission to the other member locations. I was excited that the US Rocket and Space Center was on that list and made sure Huntsville was a planned stop on our route. I noticed our membership was set to expire in March. I wondered how I would renew it.
So on our visit, we opted for the Marshall Flight Center bus tour at $15/person. When I paid for the bus tour, the cashier tried to explain a few extras we qualified for because we had spent more than some set amount. I didn’t get exactly what those extras were, but one involved naming a friend or family member to receive a free visit or something, so we signed up John’s sister, Kara. We also got a temporary membership card for the center itself. At the time I thought, great, when are we coming back here? Well, when we received the cool permanent membership cards, I noticed it was the same kinda thing as the old science membership. We are back in the ASTC network. Yay!
We spent the night in Huntsville after the space center so we could go to the Unclaimed Baggage Center yesterday. It was pretty much a big Goodwill store, with a bunch of iPads and designer purses. There’s a little cafe area inside. I tried the chicken salad, which seems to be a popular thing around here, and a biscuit. The biscuit was good.