Bradley was kind enough to buy tickets to the traveling Star Wars exhibit that has made a stop at Huntsville’s Space and Rocket Center. I had read about it in a recent Southern Living and was very excited to visit. My sister and I grew up watching the Star Wars trilogy multiple times every summer.
He had never been to the space museum there, so we were happy that the tickets to the exhibit also included admission to the museum. We even made it into an overnight trip since the drive is about 3.5 hours, which would make for a long day in the car.
It was really cool to see the props, models and costumes from the actual films and not just reproductions, but I was hoping there would be more behind the scenes details for us to read about than there were. I can see how it would be great for parents, because there were quite a few interactive stations for kids to get involved with the science and technology behind these kinds of sci-fi movies.
Overall we had a great time, but I do think the ticket prices were too high for the actual experience. I think the price point would have been well worth maybe half what it actually cost. But that’s just my opinion:)
On our way home, we did stop by the unclaimed baggage store in Scottsboro since it is dead-set on the way, and picked up a few pairs of sunglasses on the cheap (I have had two pairs of my favorite sunglasses break in the last month). We also ate at a couple of really great places: We had fantastic BBQ at Gibson’s in Huntsville (and in the south, it is hard for BBQ to stand out, since everyone makes good BBQ) and we found a great little breakfast place (for dinner) in Chattanooga via Yelp called Aretha Frankensteins. I had the most amazing belgian waffle I have ever had and Bradley was completely won over by their shrimp and grits. Too bad we won’t ever get to try another restaurant in Chattanooga, since we will surely go back here every time we find ourselves in the city:)