Discarding a folding chair in Florida

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  1. cockpitvisit
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    Hi,

    I am going to Florida to watch the shuttle launch and will buy a relatively large, comfortable folding chair for that.

    Where do I discard it afterwards? I doubt it will fit into the hotel's trashcan. Is it OK to leave it in the hotel room on checkout? Or is there a place at Kennedy Visitor's center to discard them?

    Thanks!
     
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    I bet you would make a someone's day if you offered to give it to one of the workers at the hotel.
     
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    I am sure if you offered it to someone around you they would take it. Where are you planning on watching the launch from?
     
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    The launches I wave watched ended up being a conversation with the people around me. I would just offer it to one of them or stop by a Goodwill/Salvation Army on your way.
     
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    From the NASA causeway (where everyone else will have a folding chair too - I have been there on the previous launch attempt). I doubt anyone would be willing to schlep two chairs.

    I think I'll just offer it to hotel employees as suggested above.
     
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    Lucky you that you get to see it from the causeway. I keep missing out on those tickets! I still have a few more chances.
     
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    Thanks. I live in the area so didn't want to pay the price of the tour but I just might have to.
     
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    freecycle or craigslist would work.
     
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    OK. I'll admit I came in here because I saw the title and went, "Huh?"
     
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    If you can't give it away, just leave it in your hotel room. I once did this with a hoola hoop from a party. Obviously it wasn't going on the plane with me.
     
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    I agree with Jim (just don't tell him). If you can't find someone who wants your chair, drop it off at a thrift shop. They'll appreciate the donation & your chair will find a new owner.

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    I'm missing the obvious part. Couldn't you have hung it around your neck & claimed it was a necklace? :D
     
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    Then I would have needed to buy at least one extra seat, probably two.
     
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    As soon as I posted that, it dawned on me that it probably didn't match your outfit. Either that, or you couldn't figure out how to get the miles for two (or three) seats.
     
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    IIRC, it was hot pink, which is always a basic color. I didn't want to risk not being upgraded because they couldn't upgrade my companion extra seats.
     
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