My 8.5 year old niece Christina read my blog and immediately asked ‘how old do you have to be to fly a rocket?’. My answer was that she was just the right age. So we planned that I would order her a rocket and ship it to my mama’s address, then travel up north to SF area and supervise the assembly and decoration of her rocket, and then we would head to Lucerne Valley for LDRS. Estes Rockets had a great deal on an E2X (Easy to Assemble) kit for a Gold Strike with a bonus smaller rocket Silver Strike.
Christina is a natural at assembling rockets, however she quickly learned that there is such a thing as too much crazy glue. While the rocket dried, we headed to Michael’s to buy supplies for painting. She wanted to paint it dark blue with yellow stars. Rather than use star stickers, she insisted on using s stencil. Painting with a stencil on a cylinder shaped object creates yellow blogs not star shapes.
Picture above is Gold Strike renamed The Sparkle in the desert setting.
Pictured above is Silver Strike renamed Lil Sparkle. Chrsitina had more fun photographing the rockets and watching other people’s launch, that she showed no interest in launching hers. She said the building and decorating were the best parts. I also think she liked ditching her family for a week and hanging out with the best aunt ever. Okay that was my add, whatever.
Self portraits in the desert. I like the Thelma & Louise one.