The ad agency where I work gives us three "summer days" -- days off which we must take between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I still had two of these left, and so, I took today off.
My original plan was to get up early, and go launch some rockets before the wind picked up. Alas, I took advantage of the day off to sleep in! By the time I got rolling, it was 1100, and both of the parks where I can go to launch had kids on the fields. I went back to my primary field at 1300, and it was wide open, so I got set up.
By this point, the wind was coming out of the south at 10-15 mph, making it a bit borderline, but I really wanted to get some launches in, so I went ahead.
The first flight was with my trusty Quest Totally Tubular, on its usual Estes A8-3. It always flies straight and true, and so, I'll usually use it for the first flight as it gives me a good feel for how the wind is behaving above ground level. As usual, she flew well, but drifted about 40 yards, even on a streamer. I was going to have to be careful with the other rockets.