It’s Saturday, and we’re in a stationary orbit somewhere between Laughlin, NV and Wickenburg, AZ on our way to Starbase Phoenix. The First Officer is in the galley whipping up breakfast, so I’m taking this opportunity to officially close the Northern California Mission.
Yesterday we landed in Laughlin to go to dinner with friends at the Riverside Casino. The incredible heat there actually made the Starship’s floor too hot to walk barefoot on because we were docked on sizzling tarmac. The air conditioners took several hours to cool the starship, so I sent the First Officer off to dinner by himself because I was worried it would quit altogether and fry the space dogs! Luckily, it kept going and actually cooled us down to 78 degrees by bedtime.
End Captain’s California Mission Entries . . .
First Officer’s Entry:
Yesterday was a very long, stressful day as we warped from Bakersfield CA to Laughlin, Nevada. The original plan was to stay over in Needles, NV but we added the side trip to Laughlin because Laughlin is a heck of a lot nicer than Needles and it gave us the opportunity to meet friends Barney and Claudia who were spending the week there.
Laughlin was running at 108 degrees and as the captain said, the AC’s were having a tough time handling it. I left the her lying under the bedroom ceiling vent trying to cool off and went to dinner alone. I was not a happy camper.
I have requested a transfer to another starship.
End First Officer’s Mission Entries
Captain's Note: Request Denied! You're stuck with me, Rusty Pistons!