Riviera Skateboards – Lackluster Shuttle Sighting
Friday, September 21st the wizards over at NASA and probably a bunch of other underground government type agencies decided to show off the newly retired space shuttle ‘Endeavor.’ Instead of loading the inter-galactic vessel with astronauts and ripping it up into the heavens as per usual, the shuttle was docked to the back of a modified Boeing 747 and flown from Florida to California in what would become not only it’s final flight through our skies but also a day known here at Resource Distribution as, “the worst beach day ever.”
We rounded up the troops here at HQ and set course for the cliffs of Huntington Beach where we thought we might have a good vantage point to witness this farewell flight. After spending 30 minutes finding a parking spot, we ran across PCH and joined the 1000s of other on-lookers waiting for their chance to Instagram and hash tag #endeavor once it flew over. Due to fog delays/strategic delays (in order to maximize sightings – therefore more people that might get suckered into seeing this thing once it’s parked in Los Angeles and pay to see it) we were forced to indulge in recreational body surfing and swimming while waiting for our chance to gaze at this craft.
After what seemed an eternity, and most definitely a far stretch into our extended lunch hour – the piggy backing space shuttle cruised by at a very low altitude, and about 10 miles short of where we could actually see it clearly! It came, and then it went…most of the people waiting to see it were as disappointed as we were once it was gone.
One thing is for certain though, we wasted valuable time chasing a dream when we should have been at work living it!