PART ONE - ROUTES AND MAPS
It is important to note that this plan is merely that - a plan. Without a clairvoyant view of weather and other circumstances, I cannot predict the actual route and distance and timing. It is safe to say that an additional day may be required. Distances are computed using mapping software. Because I will be using many off-IH roads, distances may vary. It is possible that some time will be consumed gaining access to the aircraft sites. This will affect the plan. It is also possible that I may party enroute and this could affect my departure time in the morning. To keep up with where I am and where I will be next, you will need to access the JOURNALS item under the HISTORY menu selection list in the menu bar above. (On the maps below, lavendar line = plan / black line = actual)
The first part of the trip is as follows (see map on home page for entire route):
April 16 (San Antonio - Kinder, LA...395 miles)
May go as far as Eunice (421 miles) or Opelousas (452 miles) if making good time.
April 17 (Kinder, LA to Niceville, FL...441 miles)
April 18 (Niceville, FL, to Tampa, FL...423 miles)
April 19 (Tampa, FL, to Columbus, GA...403 miles)
Depending on time to view 66-0302..may stop in Albany, GA (318 miles)
*****First AC to visit 66-0302 (#1) at MacDill AFB*****
April 20 (Columbus, GA, to Athens/Chattanooga, TN...315 miles)
If from Albany, (395 miles)...may stop in Chattanooga ( 295 miles)
Visit sister and family in Chattanooga...have nice dinner.
Visit 66-0319 on departure in AM 4/21.
*****Second AC to visit 66-0319 (#2) on VFW pedestal*****
April 21 (Chattanooga, TN, to Poplar Bluff, MO...378 miles)
Or Chattanooga to Athens to Poplar Bluff (435 miles)
April 22 (Poplar Bluff, TN, to Monett, MO, then Ft. Smith, AR...367 miles)
*****Third AC to visit 66-0315 (#3) on City Park pedestal*****
April 23 (Ft. Smith, AR, to Dallas, TX...277 miles)
Visit younger son and/or Jake Jacobssen.
April 24 (Dallas, TX, to San Antonio, TX...274 miles)