If all goes well, Solar Impulse 2, this time to be piloted by Bertrand Piccard (left), could leave this weekend for Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The original Solar Impulse flew into this city two years ago, so it will be like a homecoming. It has been just about four months since first departing from Abu Dhabi.
Totally changing subjects, our 15C Monday night table last night featured Moscow and Molokai Mules:
Regular vodka for the Russian version, and mango / passion fruit flavored Smirnoff for the Molokai Mule. Our table wireless speaker played Russian music, while one of our appetizers was a kind of caviar (salmon eggs and shiso in chikuwa):
No photos of the rest of the meal, for that was forgettable. So much so that Mino sitting to my left had Oxtail Soup with no cilantro, while Dexter to my right had Oxtail Soup with cilantro. Next Monday night: variations on Kahlua:
All models show Chan-ho weakening, then heading over land to Shanghai.
Far more beastly is Typhoon Nangka, now already at 140 MPH. On a path just to the north and behind Chan-hom, Nangka will almost surely become a super typhoon and weaken (hopefully), before turning north and heading in the general direction of Japan: