Here you will see pictures that did NOT involve cruising.
These are places I visited using plane, train, bus and/or car.
The first time I got on a plane was to visit my grandparents, who were
living on Vieques. I think that was 1965. The flight on a small 6-seater
propeller plane was exciting! I took my next flight in 1969, from St. Croix
to New York City. That was the first time I got on a jet.
Some of the places I have visited are : Germany (Frankfurt), Spain (a two
week bus tour which included Portugal and Morocco). I have also flown to
Canada (Toronto), California (Los Angeles, San Francisco), Nevada
(Las Vegas), Ohio (Dayton), Florida (Miami), Missouri, Texas (San Antonio),
Georgia (Savannah, Atlanta), Virginia (Richmond), Maryland (Baltimore),
D.C., and also did a two week bus tour of some of the National Parks
(Grand Canyon, Bryce, Yellowstone, Zion, etc., which took me to Arizona,
Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, Montana, and Colorado). My first visit to
the National Parks was in 1996. I visited them again in June 2013 with Maria.
One day bus tours have been made to: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and
Lancaster County), Connecticut (New Haven, Mystic), Delaware,
New Jersey (Atlantic City, also via train), Rhode Island
(Charlestown for a lobster lunch). Plus many others. These one day tours
will be included under New York.
Some of the Caribbean Islands I have flown to are - Haiti, the Dominican
Republic, Puerto Rico, Vieques, St. Thomas, St. Maarten/St. Martin,
and St. Kitts.
My favorite non-US city? Toledo, Sevilla and Alicante in Spain. I felt at
home in Sevilla and Alicante. Did I once walk the streets of these cities?
Toledo is a beautiful walled city on top of a hill. In the USA, I enjoy the
farms of Lancaster, PA. My favorite National Park? Bryce. The color of
the stone formations is incredible.
Some of the airlines I have flown no longer exist - Eastern, TWA
(Trans World Airlines, though a pilot on an American Airlines flight once
said that TWA meant, "Travel With American"), Trans-Caribbean (I was on
the last flight out of St. Croix after the crash on St. Thomas. American
then took over the route.) and Pan Am. Remember Caribair and PrinAir
in the Caribbean? Yes, I can hear you already, "I was not born when those
airlines were flying!" Well you missed out on some fun!
(More information about the defunct airlines below.)
|Trips By Air/Land
I was getting ready to throw out what I thought were statements from American Airlines.
Upon searching the contents of the envelope I found the following.
I wonder, what became of these miles?
Did I get to use them before Pan Am went out of business?
The next statement would have shown my return trip
from St. Croix (STX) to New York (JFK).
Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was
the principal United States international air carrier from the late
1920s until its collapse on December 4, 1991.
Eastern Air Lines was a major United States airline that existed from 1926 to 1991.
Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major United States-based airline with hubs in
St. Louis, New York City (JFK) and Atlanta, with focus cities in Kansas City;
San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Los Angeles. The airline operated from 1930 until
it was acquired by American Airlines in 2001.
Prinair was a Puerto Rican airline. It was Puerto Rico's domestic and
international flag carrier airline for almost two decades. Services began in 1966,
under the name Aerolíneas de Ponce (Ponce Airlines). The company's name was
changed to Prinair the following year (Puerto Rico International Airlines).
Prinair ceased operations in November, 1984. For more information, click here.
(Strangely enough, during one of my trips to St. Croix in 2010, I was watching a
morning show on one of the Puerto Rican TV stations only to see a plane at the
Luis Muñoz Marín airport with the Prinair letters and logo! Could they be back in
business as a private or charter carrier?)
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