David & Pam Schiel and David & Sharon Redl Storm Germany!

Planning started in May 2011 when I decided to call various Space-A departure points to get a rough schedule on weekly flights. We chose Air Mobility Command points at Baltimore-Washington International, MD; Dover AFB, DE; and McGuire AFB, NJ. We signed up at all locations at the start of the 60-day window giving us some priority. Due to the possibility we could fly Space-A back to any location, we decided to […]

The Slagles Take on Europe!

We signed up online on the Take a Hop website in mid July hoping for a flight back east in September. Our plan was to fly Space-A to Ramstein AB, Germany, and begin our journey from there. We had picked out a few French cities to see, bought a train pass (Rick Steves website) and thought to take a tour from RTT at Ramstein. However, you all know how it […]

The Wares RV Across the U.S.

In this report I will discuss some aspects of our RV trip to Alaska in the Summer of 2012. We visited 10 different military RV parks. My wife and I are solo travelers and wanted to repeat our 2005 trip. We pulled our 29-foot travel trailer with a Ford F-250 Diesel pickup from Mississippi to Alaska. It was an 84-day, 13,000-mile trip. We did […]

Christmas Time at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN

12/12/12—It looks like Roy, Sr. and I will be at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for a month or more. The long stay is necessary because of a special eye surgery that Roy, Sr. is having; it needs to be checked weekly. Also, he cannot fly home until he is released by his superb doctor. I will be working from here at least two weeks before […]

Feldman’s Hop Across Europe

LET THE FUN BEGIN!! How should we celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and what special present should we give to each other? Carole had always wanted to go to Norway (Marvin had been there in the early 70’s), so we decided to look for a military flight to bring us there (or as close as possible). This time, luck was with us—we made a five-hour drive (through heavy Southern […]

Walt & Everette Studdard Visit Cuba…Legally!

Walt and I have just returned from a fascinating trip to Cuba. We have wanted to go to Cuba for years but didn’t want to chance a heavy fine. We recently heard that 10 U.S. travel companies had been granted special licenses by both the United States and Cuba to conduct People-to-People programs. The travel company takes care of the visa, authorization letter, and […]