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CAPTAIN’S LOG STARDATE -308572.8082508879 (5 JUN 2014)

June 15, 2014

LIFTOFF: THE COST

Sometimes the best way to success is to help someone else to bring their dreams to life.  After delivering a few hours of drafting for another horizontal launch proposal I may find a few more hours of work ahead.   Triton Systems of Houston had a meeting scheduled but I usually wouldn’t drive that far to participate.

Was I just bored, or did I really need to go to a meeting in Houston?  I know what the cost of travel is, and try to avoid expenses.  However I could participate in a historical first if the customer is able to move ahead.  Another factor provided some motivation though.  My trailer was stored at my friend’s house and he had to move to a new location pronto.  I had to get my trailer out of his way in Mesa Arizona.  Now I had a panic/hope motivation to get moving quickly.

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DOG AND I WEREN’T HIGHLY MOTIVATED TO MOVE.

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BUT WE HAD TO GET OUT OF DODGE QUICKLY.

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SO WE PACKED CLOTHES AND GROCERIES THAT NIGHT

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AND ROLLED SOUTH OUT OF WYOMING THE NEXT MORNING.

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 THROUGH WYOMING, COLORADO, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA

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PAST THE NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY ARRAY

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TO MOTEL 6 IN SANTA FE NEW MEXICO

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TO LOAD THE TRAILER IN MESA ARIZONA

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WORKING IN 103 DEGREE HEAT I FELL INTO THESE

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AND GOT A LOT OF THESE IN ME

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AND FOUND ANOTHER REPAIR WAITING FOR ME

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AND FINALLY GOT BACK ON THE ROAD TO TEXAS

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 WE MADE A LOT OF GAS AND REST STOPS.

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AND BURNED UP THE ROAD

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PAST ALAMOGORDO NEW MEXICO

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AND KEPT GOING PAST EL PASO FOR 12 HOURS

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TO STOP IN VAN HORN TEXAS…

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IN A REALLY LAID BACK RV PARK…(GUEST BUGGY)

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GAS STATIONS WERE SCARCE AND I USED THE GAS CAN ONCE!

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IN COMFORT TEXAS WE HAD A MORE RELAXED EARLY STOP

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AND ENJOYED TEXAS HILL COUNTRY SCENERY

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HOUSTON WAS “ONLY” 95 DEGREES AND STEAMY

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NOT UNLIKE CAMPING IN VIETNAM

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 I DID HAVE A FEW DAYS TO RELAX AND COOK IN CAMP THOUGH.

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 AND THE MEETING PROMISES GOOD THINGS TO COME.

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