After we got gas, we headed down to Culver's for some custard and skywatching. The flavor of the day for custard was Brownie Thunder (vanilla custard plus caramel plus brownie chunks). The flavor of the day for skywatching was the International Space Station, which made its appearance near Venus right on time at 9:53 PM local. As it arced across the sky, I suddenly realized that it was being followed.
"Did the Shuttle separate?"
"Earlier today," Gretchen replied.
It's not often you get to see man-made objects in space flying in formation.
We weren't the only ones who'd gone to Culver's for some skywatching -- another man pulled in moments before the ISS and Shuttle appeared and thanked me for pointing them out to him. And since Culver's closed at 10 PM, when the ISS and Shuttle vanished into the Earth's shadow, he vanished into Culver's.
We'd already had our custard, so we headed home.