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Last Boeing KC-135 Mid-Air Refuelling Tanker Left Pease Air Base, N.H., For Good, On Sunday.

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Kind of sad. Definitely the end of an era for us in New Hampshire. The KC-135 Stratotankers had been such an iconic part of our skies for so long – especially if you were in or around Portsmouth. We don’t get to see too many large, 4-engines planes flying low over New Hampshire — the KC 135 invariably the lone exception.

Big plane, especially with the ‘new’ BIG engines. Loud too, very loud when taking off or coming into land. But, up there, either cruising or making an approach to Pease, whisper quiet, just a dark silhouette floating across the sky.

It is supposed to be a sister-ship to my all time favorite Boeing 707. But, it seems bigger, bulkier or brawnier. To be honest I haven’t set eyes on a 707 in decades. So, I could be wrong.

Well, we are supposed to be getting the replacements, the TWIN-engine Boeing KC-46A Pegasus, but not until November 2019. That is over 6-months away. Not sure what happens in the interim.

Body looks similar, but twin-engine as opposed to quad. This one based on the much, much newer Boeing 767.


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Just The Two Of Us On New Year’s Day, 2019.

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Hampton Beach, New Hampshire on New Year’s Day, 2019.

We invariably end up in that area, i.e., greater Portsmouth, on New Year’s Day. This was last year.


Notice that I still haven’t lost my long scarf — the one I retrieved, from the main road, in Boston, opposite the Aquarium, dodging buses and cars to do so.

Teischan, now a year older, was with us too. She took this picture with her new phone.


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My Next Car, IF I Can Scrape Together The Money. (All Help Gratefully Accepted).

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Isn’t she a beauty? Classic.

Only problem is that I do NOT have the funds to get her. If I did I would have driven her home TODAY.

Haven’t worked out what it is. That doesn’t really matter since I know it is BRITISH and that is all that matters and counts. Might be an Austin, might be a MG.

So this is now my dream car. I am not proud. IF you want to help me get it, I will be eternally grateful.

It is at ‘Brit Bits‘ in Rye (on the Portsmouth border) in New Hampshire. So, it is more or less local.


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Taking Selfies My Way — Part 40; ‘Cinemagic’, Portsmouth, NH (Once More) — December 27, 2018.

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It appears that I can’t go to see a movie at ‘Cinemagic‘, Portsmouth, without taking a selfie — my way. I have quite a collection of these ‘Cinemagic’ selfies. They have the ideal mirrors — big, bright and clean. So, this was today when we went to see ‘Mary Poppins — The Return‘.

Cinemagic Portsmouth


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Taking Selfies My Way — Part 37; ‘Castle In The Clouds’ — November 24, 2018.

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The “Castle in the Clouds” is like “Cinemagic” in Portsmouth. If I am there it is unlikely I will leave without exploiting their great mirrors to take a selfie or two — my way. So, when we went to “Christmas at the Castle” this past Saturday. I used three different mirrors. Lighting was a bit tricky. But, it was fun.


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“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” Movie (2018) — V. Cruel Bait And Switch!

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DISAPPOINTING — Teischan (12) a connoisseur of “The Nutcracker“, having taken part in two semi-professional productions and having seen the ballet multiple times, including with the ‘Boston Ballet‘.

Flaccid — the Dad, who was not impressed at all, at all. It was a matinee and our two tickets, together, came to $16.50. In reality, that was $9.50 TOO MUCH. Waste of money. Wait until it comes out on TV.

I guess you CANNOT IMPROVE on the original and it was stupid to try.

I am both surprised and disappointed with Disney. They could have and should have done better. This was … well, FLACCID. Really. Flaccid.

It could have been the projection at the theatre we attended — our perennial, ‘Cinemagic‘ in Portsmouth — but the colors were dull. Even dark. More vibrant colors would have helped. Actually anything would have helped.

PLEASE do NOT go to this expecting the dancing, music and story of the original. This is a cruel, very cruel bait-and-switch.


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