cold and wet morning found me alone in the Highlander heading
towards Higgs Farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. I missed
November’s launch and was desperate to get something into the
air. I arrived at a wet muddy field where only a few other
rocketeers were waiting in the rain. We took refuge in Animal
Motor Works camper where Bloody Marys flowed liberally. At noon
I realized that there would be no sun this day and made my
escape back home.
Sunday morning I found myself back at the muddy field but at
least the sun was out. The wind was whooping from the north at
about 35 miles per hour. We goated some “less experienced”
rocketeers to fly but after watching their mile plus recovery
walk, I decided to stay grounded. There were only about a couple
dozen flights by those brave and disparate to fly. Witness
these flights here.
We closed the field in the setting sun and naturally, the
calming winds. Next month will be the Annual Christmas Tree
launch. Until then, we wish everyone a safe and happy holidays.
Until the next launch . . .
By Peter E. Abresch Jr.
The lonely field with only one pad set up to
launch the few rockets