Hello hello everybody! I know I am writing a tad bit late about the fifth week, but as they say, better late than never! Last week was crazy! Between exams, meetings, and well, more meetings, it felt like the week never ended. I had a lot of meetings with my officers for Society 4 S.P.A.C.E trying to start up the organization, and trying to get the officers more comfortable with their roles. The meeting on Wednesday went extremely well! The officers got a chance to introduce themselves and talk about their roles, as well as, a few announcements regarding fundraisers, launches, events, and more. Space News with Skye went really well too! I spoke about the James Webb Telescope and how it is helping to find the origin of galaxies and stars. Also, how it is not only looking at our solar system, but others in search of life. The James Webb telescope is scheduled to launch October 2018. Another thing I spoke about was the State of NASA. It aired on February 9, 2016. Charlie Bolen, former astronaut and now NASA Administrator, spoke about NASA’s budget for the upcoming years. In the speech he said that we are requesting a little over 19 billion dollars for the 2017 Fiscal Year and by 2021 they expect to be requesting over 21 billion. More money for space flight!
This was not even the half of it! A day or so before the Society 4 S.P.A.C.E. meeting, I decided to get into the holiday spirit (Valentine’s Day). I went out and bought little gift bags and filled them with glow-in-the-dark space cards, Hershey kisses, and a glow stick to give to the members. They really enjoyed the gesture. After that, I gave my officers little goodie bags for my appreciation of having them on board as well as their support. At the end of the week, it finally was over and I was really excited for Valentine’s Day. On Valentine’s Day, Josh (my boyfriend), Tank (our dog), and I decided to go up to Kissimmee and stay the night. We left at about 11:00a for Kissimmee and decided to go hiking. We had so much fun! We probably were hiking for a couple of hours. While on the route, we happened to see two log cabins, one built in 1920 and the other one built in 1818. It was really awesome seeing something built that long ago. It was a nice day out as well so we went hiking through the woods. What really amazed the both of is was the fact that this hiking park was right in the middle of the city! A city! And it was one of the most amazing hiking spots I have been to. I highly recommend it if you’re a hiker!
I am easy to please, so instead of a fancy dinner, we found a restaurant that gave us 15% off just for being guests at the hotel. It was called Wildside. Oh my gosh! I ordered a smoke stack burger. It was a burger with BBQ pulled pork, and BBQ sauce. It was one of the best burgers I have had! Again, if you go to Kissimmee, you have to go there! We also got chips and salsa and an appetizer but since our food came out first they took the chips and salsa off the check, plus our 15% off so you can say it was a good dinner!
If you get the chance I highly recommend going to Kissimmee. There is a lot to do and we were only there for a night.
Have a great week everyone!