|On June 4, 2008 we had a small gathering of close friends at our beach shack to celebrate our impending adventure. It was great to see Paul, Bryon, and Barb before our departure.
The evening began with a demonstration by Neil and Keane on the proper technique to shoot Hitch (Trip Mascot) out of a Potato cannon. We have built several cannons over our years together, but this one was the best given that I was successful at designing the compression chamber to be virtually leak tight. Hitch climbed to an altitude of 100 feet, but unfortunately returned to earth intact.
Nicole and the Kids had a great time. Despite numerous attempts the boys were not successful at securing Bryon's photo.
The car is packed in logical compartments for rapid packing. The kids have drilled to get tent setup time to 5 minutes. We have our books to read. We are ready to hit the road in the morning.