The dream that kept Mark sane in Vietnam was spending a whole year wandering the lower forty-eight states by air, like barnstormers did fifty years before. In the last days before leaving, he acquires a traveling companion -- a tall, morose girl named Jackie. They spend months on their aerial odyssey, falling in love along the way, while having adventures all over America that will turn into memories for a lifetime.
This is a work of fiction. That is to say, that many of the people and places in this story are totally a figment of my imagination. In order to make the story flow more coherently and give it some goals, there are some facts or events described that are well out of their normal timeline, or considerably different than what took place in real life. However, others are more or less based on the truth, if somewhat loosely interpreted. I'm aware of the discrepancies; just accept that like all my stories, this takes place in a slightly different universe than the one we inhabit in real life, and enjoy the tale as it unfolds.