Having a seven year-old child is actually the peak of my fatherly experience so far. My boy is something else – he was always a big kid for his age, but you’d never know he was only seven years old if you saw him! The boy definitely has his father’s genes, as he looks about twice his age. He’s a sweet kid, and a gentle giant among his class. What I really love is that he has the same wonder and intrigue with outer space that I’ve always had. We love stargazing at night! My partner enjoys our family outings to quiet, remote places far from the city lights. We can get the best view of the night sky that can be found near town. As much as we love relaxing in the back of the truck and enjoying the celestial bodies overhead, we often find ourselves having to pack it in early due to the intense heat! See, we live in the south – it’s hot in these parts from May to November, realistically, so an excellent A/C is critical to maintain fantastic air quality, and being outside is definitely something that must be done sparingly, and you have to have proper air conditioning ready to go to quickly cool off from the heat, even at night, the heat here can be pretty unforgiving combined with the natural humidity. My child likes to stargaze, even though he also likes being in an air conditioned area far from the humidity, heat and bugs of the outdoors; I don’t blame him – stargazing is far more fantastic when it’s cool outside, as we can focus on finding constellations and other heavenly bodies. When it’s much colder outside, we can even have a fire going, or use a portable heater to keep our “observation deck” nice and warm. Plus, if it gets too cold, we can climb into the truck cab and turn on the furnace to quickly warm up! No matter how we endure the sometimes uncomfortable temperatures, my child and I still make the time to enjoy our favorite hobby.