Another Sunday and another Blog entry.
Yesterday I was able to attend Christopher’s first Pinewood Derby.
With a total of six Tiger Cubs competing he placed fourth.
That had a total of six heats with each car running once in each lane of the six lane track.
I only competed in one Pinewood Derby as a kid.
The say the Cub Scout is supposed to do most of the work while building his car.
I can tell you now that my Dad did most of the work on my car.
I think that year was the first year our pack had hosted a derby so we were all novices at the design and building process.
I remember my Dad coming up with the idea of adding weight to the back of the car.
As it turns out that wasn’t such a novel idea.
Our track only had two lanes and we only competed in one heat.
I don’t remember exactly how I did, but I don’t think I won even one heat.
I guess my Dad gained some insight after my one race, because I remember Alan won at least one Pinewood Derby.
I don’t remember if Phil or Brian competed in any derbies.
One another subject, Mandy finally received her vacation weeks for 2014 this week.
We had hoped to take a trip the week of Independence Day, but she wasn’t able to get that week.
She did get the week of Memorial Day off, so we’re hoping to get a trip in that week.
Right now we’re thinking we will try to go to Palo Duro Canyon again. (Our planned trip there last month was cancelled due to he weather.)