We enjoyed our first trip to the cabin for the summer. We caught up with friends, went fishing, put the dock in, checked out our geocache, ate smores, and hung out.
We joined the Netzinger family and friends at their annual first camping trip of the year. We had not been on this trip since 2009. I went early on Friday afternoon to setup the camper and then picked up Carolyn and the kids after school to avoid setting up in the rain.
We enjoyed Friday night and most of Saturday but it was certainly muddy especially after all the rain on Saturday morning. TheÂ time with friends and family was great and the kids all had a great time together. A little (or a lot) of mud never killed anyone 🙂 I hope to join the crew again next year.
After building our rockets and fixing some mistakes we received our order of rocket engines today in the mail. It was perfect timing because tonight was a beautiful night with little wind. So, we all jumped in the car and ran down to a local park for some initial launches.
We were worried about losing Elizabeth’s rocket because of the small size and the altitude that it reaches so we stuck to the larger rockets that Joey and I built.
As instructed, we started with the smaller engines and then got a little more confident and went with the ‘big boys’ on the second launches (my launch was not recorded).
Thankfully we recovered the rockets with each launch and have more rocket engines for future launches. Carolyn is saying that I am enjoying this more than the kids 😉
Next up is taping a small HD camera to the rockets to record the flight – stay tuned…
I recommend this activity for anyone with kids as it has been a fun journey!
Elizabeth launches “Big Bertha” – 200 ft
Joey launches “Amazon” – 200 ft
Joey launches the “Amazon” again with a cheering section and a larger rocket engine – 600 ft
It was a lot of fun to watch the Star Wars saga with Joey a couple of years ago. It has been even more fun seeing him become such a fan through the Disney experiences and toys that he has enjoyed since watching the movies. Today he proudly wore his Darth costume 🙂