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This collection of travel stories is not included in my books. I hope you enjoy them. The first four stories relate to the beginning of my travels, starting with my trip across the United States in early March, 1993. As with most of my travels that first year, this trip turned out to be an adventure. The weather forecast called for a massive snow storm on the East Coast. But I left early enough to avoid the storm’s wrath, a few flurries they said, and the airline promised a jet from Washington D.C. into Binghamton, New York, my first destination.

My Friend, John Flynn

As the small plane rose above the African Savannah in Zimbabwe, and banked northeast towards Harare, my mind shifted back to another plane-ride during my short stay in New York, just before leaving for Africa. I found myself snatching glimpses of the recent past to mix with the present, perhaps because my mind didn’t have […]

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“Save Your Mom!”

After the short one day visit to the in-laws, I rented a car and drove three hours to Frank Zolfo’s in Kinnelon, New Jersey. The storm had temporarily abated. Flurries and calm. Alerts were out for the next day. When I arrived at Franks, we had a delightful dinner talking about my upcoming travels. I […]

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Brief Stopover in Binghamton

The tension wasn’t over! After landing we took a bus from Scranton to Binghamton. That ride was equally perilous. But as dangerous as snowy roads can be, ground is better than air. Needless to say, since I am writing this account, I made it to Binghamton. There my two brothers-in-law, Mike and Joe, waited. And […]

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Plane Ride

California to New York “No problem,” the smug passenger service agent said. “It’s not snowing in New York. Flying should be just fine, even though the plane is not a jet like you expected.” I recalled his words as our propeller driven plane circled the Scranton, PA airport at 9 PM, amidst brutal storm clouds. […]

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