[meteorite-list] Now in Laughlin
From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 09:37:22 -0800 (PST)
Dear List Members,
Just an update on our move to Laughlin, Nevada.
I want to thank everybody for their patience in regards to emails. Several hundred have stacked up including many I will never be able to read since they were sent to my old email address raremeteorites at comcast.net which is no longer valid.
Seven of us all moved at once making it exteremely difficult and expensive to coordinate. It took two large trucks and a moving van, all pulling trailers or car haulers in order to get everything here. It reminded me of a circus caravan. The good news is that the Mobile Meteorite Command Center (MMCU) is now here in the Desert Southwest where it can do some good. We now have 9 permanent Nevada members of Team LunarRock with more coming on board. I look forward to searching for months at a time once we recover from the move.
For those who have never been to Laughlin, it is as close to Pleasantville as one can imagine. A very small town of only 8,000 permanent residences with over 6,000,000 visitors a year. This town is located 90 miles south of Las Vegas and is right on the California and Arizona borders. A crime rate of only 1/50th the national average makes this a very friendly and safe place. The town is separated from the casinos on the river by a few miles making for two very different settings. It so small that if a dog got hit by a car, the news would spread like wildfire all over the town and probably be headlines on the local news for days.
The main draw back is that it gets exceedingly hot in the summer with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees F for 4 months out of the year. The hottest day this year was 128 degrees F. The rest of the year, the weather is pleasant and perfect for meteorite hunts, golfing and fishing.
I look forward to meeting up with many who live down here or are visiting. We will provide updates from the field once we get there.
That's it for now from beautiful and sunny Laughlin,
Received on Sat 29 Nov 2008 12:37:22 PM PST