Quin and Gramps Shoot Rockets and Go Fishing


The Embudo Rocketry Club convened on June 30, at New Wave Rafting Co. headquarters. The club is now in (or close to) it’s 4th decade. The club’s beginnings go back to Berkeley, CA. There, sometime in the mid-to-late 70s, myself and son Ethan fired Estes rockets out over the Berkeley Marina. We fired them into the wind, so that they would drift back to us in their parachute-aided descents. We have continued rocket firings in both Berkeley and Embudo, with Ethan’s offspring. My grandson, Quinlan, is the only one still at home, and only grandchild on Ethan’s side to now visit us. We’ll introduce rocketry to Kathy’s grandkids, Kara and Benet, who will be visiting in August. I hope it doesn’t scare them!

The little rockets take off fast

The little rockets take off fast

The little rockets take off fast

The little rockets take off fast

The little rockets take off fast

The little rockets take off fast

The big rocket takes off slower

The big rocket takes off slower

As to fishing, you’ll read in a prior post about our trip to the Rio Costilla. One reason to go was that it’s been damnably hot lately (99 degrees), down here in the Rio Grande valley. And the Rio Grande is still off-color, making the fishing less than spectacular. It was nice and cool up in the mountains, which is one reason that the area attracts so many Texans, who were arriving for the Fourth of July holiday in force. They know cool when they feel it!

Quin, at the Rio Costilla

Quin, at the Rio Costilla

Sweet vetch

Sweet vetch

The Rio Costilla is a very pretty creek

The Rio Costilla is a very pretty creek

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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