I had such an amazing time at my first NASA Tweetup last week. The launch got scrubbed for Thursday and Friday, but did finally happen on Saturday and it was well worth the wait. Before we get to that part here’s a recap of my week.
On Thursday a small group of us went to hunt for a geocache that the last NASA tweetup group left for us and we also hid our own. I had never been geocaching, and I’m not sure why because I love to hike and be outside. I’m so glad Susan Bell introduced me to this really fun activity.
The view from Jetty Park, where we hunted for the geocache, was simply beautiful. It was so relaxing to take some time to be outside after spending most of the day indoors. It doesn’t look like it, but the rain had just poured down less than an hour before we got there.
We searched and searched but we never found the cache. It was dark and time to head back to Coca Beach for the Endless BBQ.
How cute is that graphic, I just had to put it on the back of my phone.
Endless BBQ has become a NASA Tweetup tradition that was started by some local space enthusiasts. Read about its history here, it’s a good story so make sure you check it out. The BBQ was a relaxed fun time where we had the chance to get to know each other better, I had a blast. Plus I scored a t-shirt.
Check out this really cool shirt I got from @therealdjflux. I can’t wait to wear it, I’m really into different and fun t-shirts so this will get a lot of wear. Music Integrated Clothing, the clothing company he co-founded blends music with other themes like space. The S.N.A.R.E shirt is one of my favorites, I’ll have to buy that one in the future.
One of the best parts of the NASA Tweetup, aside from the launch and the tours and seeing Endeavour up close and meeting Neil deGrasse Tyson… OK fine there is no “one” best part, it’s all the best. But one part I really enjoyed was getting to know some really interesting people and learning about projects they are working on, I found it very inspiring. I will have to write about the launch tomorrow since this post is getting long.