Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cookies and the Space Shuttle

Well, the title pretty much says it all.

Oda Mae and I started out our day by making some gingerbread cookies. We got the dough made this morning and put it in the fridge to chill while we went to the store to grab a couple of things. On our way to the store we happened to see a couple of helicopters; then we noticed another one just hovering over us. When we came out of the store we noticed two more. That's 5 helicopters just kind of floating about for several minutes. I just figured they were looking for somebody who got away from somebody else. We started driving to Jo-Ann's for some cookie making equipment and noticed that there were several people out of their places of business looking up in the sky. Once again I just figured they were wondering what all the helicopters were for. As we get closer to Jo-Ann's there are people parked in parking lots, along side the road and all over just looking around. That's when I noticed some of them had cameras and binoculars. I called Oda Momma and told her our story and she looked on the internet to see what was going on.....

It turns out that the Space Shuttle Endeavor was taking off (piggy back) today from the Joint Reserve Base. It just so happens that we live less than 5 minutes from the Joint Reserve Base here in Ft. Worth which is literally across the street from Jo-Ann's. Oda Mae and I thought we needed to join the crowds and start looking, so we did. We got to see it fly off to the southeast. It was COOL!

Then we came home and finished our cookies.


Yeah, we had a pretty good day.

Dominus Vobiscum,

Oda Daddy


Dad Stuff said...

What a great experience! The cookies look great too.

Anonymous said...

Cookies! Did someone say cookies??!! I luv cookies!!! Are there any cookies left?? Are any cookies going to travel to Midlothian anytime soon??? You did say cookies didn't you?

Anonymous said...

Wow! The space shuttle and cookies all in one (1) day. I just don't get this kind of excitement in Midlothian! You're lucky!