February 24, 2024

8 thoughts on “Philippines to Texas Journey into the Unknown – 2

  1. I also check in a lot. Being an expat American here in the island paradise I enjoy reading about what’s going on in other parts of the country.

    1. Okay. I guess there are some people reading. I don’t know how many, but there are some. I’ll make a better effort (at least for a while) to keep things going.

  2. I know the “blogged out” feeling well. The only reason you see an occasional post on my blog is becuase I am half-heartedly deleting a lot of the old crap and occasionally editing/correcting and republishing.

    I think I have some readers, but mostly I would never know unless I were to publish somehting Liberal in nature … and then I’d get a blast. Honestly, I wonder how some angry old men spend their time here.

    But if my wife reads this she’s going to kick me in the pants (if you make it to Guam successfully that is). Becuase I already bought us tickets to go to Guam in February. Being a good Filipino she has bugged me about Space A flights since we’ve first been married and she got her first DEERS card.

    When you have time, could you please tell me where the Haribon terminal is on Clark … like how you would get there from the main gate? Also, a question you might not know the answer to … but is there any long term parking near the terminal? I always go to Angles in my var, and if there was a place to park for a week or two, that would be great. We would go to Guam a LOT more often inSpace A was any real possibility.

    On Yokota we used to have a little side street near the terminal where parking was tolerated. My only Space A flight ever was a wonderful experience. Went to the terminal in the morning to check the flights, found a KC-10 going to McGuire leaving in an hour or so, got on … the only passenger … and flew to the States like a DV, including a couple hours in the cockpit yakking with the flight crew and a trip back to the boomers station to watch the sun come up over the Dakotas.

    Keep writing. People do read.

    1. I try to keep it up. Sometimes I feel like it, sometimes I don’t.
      Haribon terminal is easy to find. When you go through the ‘main gate’, just go straight for a while. When you see the exit (right) to Air Force City, take it. That’s also the way to Clark International Airport. Air Force City is where the Haribon terminal is. When you exit, it is straight ahead (though the road swerves left) and the gate is on the right side. However, the last couple of times I’ve been there, the straight ahead was blocked. In that case, swerve left and take the first right. Air Force City is straight ahead. Once you get to that gate, you need to sign in to the right of the gate entrance. If you have a Philippine driver’s license, they probably will let you drive all the way to the terminal. If you do not, then you have to walk. When you get through the gate, take your first ‘real’ road to the left. Go all the way down to the parking lot at the end of the road (not at the next gate entrance you see). Pull in there someplace to park. The terminal is through another gate (a walking gate) in front of the parking area. You have to sign in at the walking gate too. I don’t know about long-term parking, but maybe, because they do have a huge parking area right outside the terminal area. You can ask Brian at the terminal.

      1. Thanks for that, UJ. Very clear directions. I’ll explore next time I’m up in Angeles. Maybe someday my wife and I will take a Space A flight.

        1. Good on the directions. I also will say that Space A from Clark gets changed/canceled more than any terminal I have ever been to.

  3. always check your blog almost on a daily basis UJ, looking forward to the rest of the journey. To late now but do you qualify to stay at Navy lodge or Air force lodge. Great hotels on base for very little money. When we go back to the states that’s where we always stay.

    Besides your retired, think of the blog as therapy, you cant play donkey kong all day lololol

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