That was just poor research on my part not knowing The Spruce Goose was in Oregon. I usually plan my trips better than that. For some reason, I thought it was still in Long Beach. This despite the fact that I have stayed on the Queen Mary in Long Beach. I am also very glad that they restored such a cool little piece of history.
As for not being able to pump my own gas, that certainly takes a while to get used to. It is just so automatic to start pumping it myself, which I did several times.