Hello from Centennial, CO
Wednesday evening – April 5, 2017 (First post of this travelogue)
Posted Saturday April 8, 2017
I am in Centennial CO (Denver Area) staying at the Staybridge Suites. I am teaching a Mechanical Drives class for NTT in their offices which is about a mile from here.
So far this has been a great class. I have 7 students and one NTT instructor auditing the class. 6 of the students work at the Denver mint. The other student works for a water treatment plant.
We have been having a lot of fun in the class. Almost all of the students are “motorheads” and that gives us a lot in common. In addition, their personalities are such that we can have good exchanges and do a bit joking. They all seem to want to learn even though most have a lot of experience.
After I drafted this blog Wednesday night, we had one more day of class. One of the students drove his beautiful 65 Chevelle SS to class (see photo).
I taught my first Mechanical Drives class in February of 2000. While I have a big split in service with NTT, I have taught a lot of MD classes. I think this was the best (and most fun) one so far.
I have folks ask why I continue to teach at my age. First of all, I enjoy it. Secondly, the income funds my car hobbies and some travel. Yes, it has gotten a bit more “difficult” on knees and feet (and I am very tired at the end of the day), but it is worth it to me.
That is all for this trip.