Expanded friendships as research broadens

Veterans Air expanded friendships

The calendar today says 26 October 2018. That disqualifies this summary as Breaking News — as well as the Posts I’ll link-in here as soon as they are written). But mid-June through mid-July, Veterans Air expanded friendships, contacts, perspective, and public exposure, covering 3,550 land miles in Gracie (VAE’s ground transport RV) and 3,700 air miles. The round-trip from Santa Fe looked something like this:

A map shows the far-reaching route during summer 2018 of Veterans Air Express research trip...from Santa Fe NM to Prescott AZ and as far northwest as Ashland OR then to Salt Lake City for a round-trip flight to Washington DC.
Destinations along the 2018 Veterans Air Express trip. From Santa Fe to Prescott AZ, Ashland OR, and a round-trip flight from Salt Lake City to Washington DC. Then a drive home thru spectacular Utah, Colorado and New Mexico canyons.

Stops along the way…

  • Pinetop AZ to visit my life-long friend Jane, husband, Terry, and God-son, Tico, the Portuguese Water Dog. [Private Detour #1]
  • Prescott AZ campus Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to meet Steve Bobinsky, Executive Director, Philanthropy Development, and Suzie Roth, Research Librarian, Hazy Library.  
  • Gardnerville NV to visit Harry Pollitt, Artist in Residence (my husband) at Buffalo Creek Arts Center [Private Detour #2]
  • Ashland OR to meet Dr. Alan Bender, Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide
  • Washington DC by plane from Salt Lake City to:
    • Share the VAE story at Airliners International 2018 Airline Collectibles Show & Convention 
    • Enjoy the company and laughter of VAE families Eason and Chambers

Pinetop AZ [Private Detour #1]

Prescott AZ: Come meet some great folks at ERAU

Gardnerville NV [Private Detour #2]

Ashland OR: I’ll take you to meet Professor Bender

Washington DC: Here’s more about Airliners International Convention

Washington DC: Let me introduce these two great families – Chambers and Eason

As full stories roll off my keyboard next week, I’ll attach a direct-link above.  Watch this space.  Gaye Lyn

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