Cub Scout Pack 153, San Carlos,
Back in September
I received an order from our friends out in San Carlos for
Thing-a-ma-Jig kits for their Cub Scout pack. In
addition to the order request, Ben Glenn commented that it
would be wonderful if I could come out to California to help
the kids with their rockets and the launch.
This all sounded
well and good, but I really couldn't justify such an
expense. A little further in the email, Ben indicated
that he and others in the pack would be more than happy to
cover the airline tickets for Kathy and I to attend.
Well, with an offer like that how could I refuse! Add to
the fact that the best tickets they could find got us there 3
days before the build and launch AND we would be located less
than an hour from where my son lives made this just a
wonderful trip all around!
So, we arrived 3
days early, my son picks us up at the airport and we get to
spend some quality time with him and his girlfriend Tina as we
tour the local area taking in many well known tourist
sights. It was great!
This was followed
by an afternoon of rocket building. I made a point of
bringing a Decaffinator kit with me to build, knowing I could
never transport a built one intact... The next day we
spent on Pacifica beach launching all sorts of rockets all day
long. The highlight was the launching of 200 rockets all
at the same time!
I had a wonderful
time and I wish to thank Ben Glenn, Pack 153 and all of the
kids and parents who participated and helped to make this a
weekend to remember!
Enjoy this photo
album of our adventure! Click on a
thumbnail on the left to get a full size image in this panel.
The first few images are from our time in the San Francisco
area while the remainder are from the build and launch.