BACK HOME27 Feb | '2015
Greeting Loyal Airmen, after a week long vacation in Fort Myer’s Florida, Valerie and the Air Chief are once again back home. It was a fun vacation, but wow, those first two days there we experience record breaking cold as the temp dipped to the 30s at the start of the week, pretty much killing any plans we had of going up to Orlando and doing the theme parks.
So instead of that, we bundled up in our sweatshirts and headed for the brand new Jet Blue park where our beloved Red Sox were just starting to report in for this year’s Spring Training. Here’s a shot of the Air Chief and Val huddled together in front of the Ted Williams statue in front of the new ballpark which is an exact replica of Boston’s own Fenway Park. We are both very, very anxious to see baseball start up again and hoping the Sox will have a bounce back season.
The rest of the week did warm up and we made it to the Fort Myer’s beach where we hooked up with our sister, Ann and her husband Norman for a fun day. Always great to see family again. Then yesterday, Tuesday, we packed up and headed up. Of course our luck continued to be sour as we had a three hour delay in Indianapolis and didn’t get home until after midnight. Vacations are fun, but they are also most tiring.
After a good night’s sleep, we looked through the mail that had accumulated in our absences and the Air Chief was happy to find the latest issue of PAPERBACK PARADE published by our pal, writer Gary Lovisi. Its jam packed with tons of great articles about old paperback series and a few reviews of today’s books. Amongst this issue’s articles is one on the old space opera paperback series from Daw Books, CAP KENNEDY. As the Air Chief was a collector/fan of those books, Gary had asked us to write up a little article to accompany the checklist and we were happy to oblige him. This is a nifty little publication and we recommend it highly.
And finally Airship 27 Productions has released its third title of the year, THE SHADOW OF HER SMILE, a vampire horror novel by writer Jack Beddows. It features stunning artwork by artist Adam Shaw, both cover and interior illustrations with Art Director Rob Davis handling book design. The title is now available at Amazon in both hard-copy and on Kindle, as well as a $3 pdf from the Airship 27 home page. We hope you’ll check it out.
And that’s it for this week, Loyal Airmen. As ever, thanks for stopping by and let’s all hope for an early Spring.
Ron – Over & Out!