|The Georgia Southern Rocket!|
I'm not sure if I can remember ever shooting that little rocket again, but I will never forget that ONE day and that ONE launch! I still think it is pretty cool to shoot rockets, so as soon as Reid was old enough to understand what was going on, we started shooting them. Sunday was a beautiful day with just a little wind, so I loaded up the gear and off we went. We only have to go about 1/2 mile from the house to an open field in the middle of a new subdivision. All the neighborhood boys have come out to watch us at one time or the other. I brought three different rockets with us and we had enough engines to shoot each one twice.
|Good Ole USA rocket!|
Now for those of you who have never shot one of these little rockets, I am happy to provide you with a little vidoe taken from my photo camera. It is not the greatest video, but I am very surprized that I got as much of the flight as I did. I lost it in the frame as I was trying to see if I had guesed the wind direction right. What you cant see is the few second pause before the chute blows and it starts to come back down to us. This is what 1200 feet looks like!
That's pretty cool I don't care who you are!!!
Rocket shooting is just one of those ways that I try to spend time with my son while keeping myself in a younger state of mind. You can not feel like a grown up while you are chasing rockets across the sky. I encourage anyone to take up this neat little hobby! It doesn't cost much at all and you can pick up a beginners kit from Wal-mart. You can purchase the rockets already assembled or you can order a kit and put it together yourself. The rocket in the first picture was bought at Amazon and put together by the both of us. It is kind of like putting together an old model. We gave it a Georgia Southern Theme by painting it blue and white and listing the National Championship years on one side, with the GSU logo on the other. The possibilities are endless and...
the memories of your son saying "Oooo boy!" are priceless!!!!!