So Bill is about done with the Army and has until July 1 before he’s unemployed. In these last weeks, he and I have been thinking about going on another Space A trip. Once July 1 rolls around, he will be a retiree with less priority on Space A trips than he has now.
We both want to visit Ireland and there are regular trips to Mildenhall AFB that leave from McConnell AFB near Wichita, Kansas. If we can get to Mildenhall, it wouldn’t be too difficult to get to Ireland. We could just take a train to the Welsh coast and then hop on a ferry to Dublin. Of course, when it comes to Space A travel, one must stay very flexible. It could turn out we start this trip and end up somewhere totally different. Or it could turn out we end up nowhere.
Bill has a job interview this week. If it goes well and they offer him a position, we could take this trip as a way of saying goodbye to Army life. If it doesn’t go well, maybe we won’t… We probably shouldn’t spend the money. But travel memories are precious and can’t be repossessed.
It’s fun to think about it. I would love to take one last trip before we become civilians. And it seems fitting that we would visit Mildenhall, since that’s where my dad ended his Air Force career.