Thursday, October 30, 2014
Our trip was mostly aviation and space related based on the museums we went to. And fortunately Tom had the whole time off so we could really enjoy spending time with him. The day after we arrived, Tom wanted to go to the Cosmosphere Space Museum in Hutchinson. It was a bit of a drive out there but well worth it. There was so much to see. We could have easily spent the whole day there but really only spent about 3-4 hours and didn't get to see everything. Tom was really interested in all the rocket exhibits and spent a lot of time reading the display explanations. We went to a planetarium show too. What I really liked best was a demo lab where they demonstrated rocket science and were blowing things up all the time. We had a whole room full of kids on a field trip with us so it was fun to see it with children.
After the pumpkin patch, we headed to Chester's--a really nice steakhouse. One of those places that you get everything ala carte and it is really expensive. But we were celebrating Tom and Maddy's engagement so we treated it as a really nice celebration dinner. Bill was really looking forward to getting a good Kansas steak so he and Tom had steak. Maddy had salmon and I had scallops. Everything was very good.
Saturday Tom took us to the base and showed us his squadron and office. Then we went to see "Gone Girl" at a theater in Old Town. I had read the book and the movie followed pretty well with how the book went. But you sure get made all over again at the main character and how she planned to "screw" her husband.