James & Barbara Dickinson Travel to New York City! (and State!)

If you can locate the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge as you exit off Interstate 95 and travel East toward New York City, you have arrived at the U.S. Army’s Ft. Hamilton site. In fact, the East Bridge abutment actually sits inside this military post, located at the SW corner of the borough of Brooklyn. Ft. Hamilton is […]

A Central Florida Vacation With or Without the Mouse

In 1999 we built a typical Florida bungalow and after selling our home in Illinois in June 2008, moved permanently to Clermont, FL. Located just a few short miles from the main entrance to Walt Disney World (WDW), we became Florida residents and purchased our annual Disney passes. So for the next two years, four […]

Old Salt’s Good, Bad & Very Ugly

The Good: Military Space “A” flights are free to qualified U.S. military members that have the patience of Job. I still meet many military retirees who have never flown Space-A, but that believe that all flights are reserved and guaranteed. They think everything will go as they have scheduled, but the truth is much different. […]

Turquoise Mission to Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

We began our trip to Albuquerque with the intention of using Kirtland AFB as the hub of our mission while we fanned out to various New Mexico locations. Our plan was to purchase American-made gifts for the female cousins of my wife June, who currently live in Italy. It is our hope to revisit them […]

Space-A Tips! From our new Military Space-A Air Travel Guide™

HOW TO USE THIS DIRECTORY TO PLAN A SPACE-A AIR TRIP Many readers are initially confused about how to plan a Space-A air trip using our book. We have attempted to make planning each element of your Space-A trip as easy as possible. However, the information is not initially easy to comprehend. Very few people are […]