It's Erik's final day for his SoCal vacation and the final day we get to hang out. Today we are heading down to the Los Angeles Science Center to view the Space Shuttle Endeavour. I have been wanting to do this since the shuttle was flown to Los Angeles a few years ago.
As soon as you walk through the doors you see this beautiful ship feet from you and your breath is taken away. I don't think I've ever experience anything quite like it. Erik and I literally just stop and took it in, we then turned to each other with huge smiles on our faces and said WOW!!
We immediately took out our phones and cameras and started taking pictures. What is really crazy is that the public can walk right up to and under Endeavour. It's sitting on a lift about ten feet above the ground. I never expect that they would allow us to get that close to this space shuttle.
We had come to the Science Center solely to see the space shuttle but decided to walk around the center and check out the other exhibits for a few hours before heading back to my place.
After the movie we gathered up all his things and took them down to the car. It was now 5pm and we were going to grab an early dinner at Outback Steakhouse. Unfortunately we had some really bad service and his steak was not cooked properly and it wasn't how I wanted his last moments here in SoCal to be but he took it all in stride.
We stopped by a local BevMo as Erik wanted to find me a sour beer to try as I've been wanting to try one for a while now. He got a bottle for me, which I will save for a later date to drink and I'm sure I'll blog about it.
I manged to hold the tears back just long enough to give him a big hug and exit the airport. Once outside all bets were off and the tears started to flow. I didn't try and hide them from passerby's as my heart was hurting. I have mentioned in previous blog posts Erik and I have a special bond that doesn't happen very often. Though I know we will see each other via Skype and talk on the phone... I don't know the next time will see each other in person and that makes me sad.
Of course all I have to do to lift my spirits is think about all the fun adventures we had this past week and all the adventures yet to come... who know what the future holds. I do know that Erik is very special to me and I'm so thankful that he is part of my life, now and forever.
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