Status: promoting book #3, editing book #6
Posted by: Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel
My son, grandson and I went to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum on Sunday for the first time. I was fascinated!
I really enjoyed the aviation part--I talked about the Spruce Goose (largest airplane ever built) on both the Rogue's Angels blog <http://roguesangels.blogspot.com/> and my Legacy blog <http://oshealegacyseries.blogspot.com/> yesterday.
However, my imagination really kicked in when we walked into the Space building. Wow! How can I weave space travel into my Legacy Series? LOL!
Two things struck me the most:
1) Those space capsules are really small--we're talking bathroom stall size. It would be a relief to get out of the capsule and float in the infinite area of space for awhile!
2) What a large part politics, fear and the Cold War played in catapulting us from the first airplane flight to a man on the moon in just 66 years. (This is my opinion, not necessarily that of the museum or anyone else.)
Until I finish my Legacy Series, my urge to incorporate space travel will probably have to wait. But who knows, the founders of my fictional town of Halo, Oregon, loved the stars, so maybe there's a way I can work this in. Hmm…
Have you ever visited somewhere that begged--or demanded--to be the setting of one of your stories?