Back From Trip

And I have lots of goodies to put up over the next few weeks, some of which are the Parry Moon correspondence, and the rest of the issues from the 1956 Understanding Newsletter!

Thanks to Bill Hamilton for keeping the 1956 Understanding year book in such great shape. It is already scanned in and I just have to OCR and convert it to HTML.

Thanks to Timothy Good for getting me some of the Parry Moon correspondence and sending me his copy of the 16mm film of the UFO that Daniel made. Will work to get that converted to DVD in the next month or so.

I created a trip itinerary you can view below:


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Tuesday, June 7th – Edmonton, AB to Irvine, CA  – Met Eric []

Fly from Edmonton to San Diego:

Tue 07Jun05   99  EDMONTON         8:00am      CALGARY          8:43am
 * Connect *  922  CALGARY         11:00am      SAN DIEGO        1:10pm

Rent a car from National Car Rental and met up with Eric:

Stayed at:

Best Value Inn
23150 Lake Center Drive,
Irvine, CA

Wednesday, June 8th – Met Bill Hamilton and Daniel’s son, William []

Met with Bill Hamilton at:

Jerry's Deli in:
10925 Weyburn Ave.
Westwood, CA 90024
TEL: 310-208-3354

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Drive to Simi Valley:

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Met William Frye

Stayed at

Santa Clarita Hotel
24971 San Fernando Road
Newhall, CA 91321
Phone: 661-259-280
(Free Internet Access!)

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Thursday, June 9th – Met Coleman Campbell, Understanding Board member []

Drive from Simi Valley to Belmont (6hrs):

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Met with Coleman Campbell
Stayed at:

Globetrotters Inn
255 Ellis street, San Francisco
Phone: 415-346-5786

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Friday, June 10th – Met with Florence Fry’s son (Florence is Daniel’s sister) []

Drive up to Willows, California:

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Meet with Jack, son of Florence Fry, sister of Daniel. Continued on to Grants Pass, Oregon and stayed at (3 nights)

Budget Inn
1253 NE 6th Street.
Grants Pass, Ore
Phone: 541-479-2952

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Saturday, June 11th – Met with Daniel’s Daughter, Julene, in Merlin, Oregon []

Met Julene at local diner.

Sunday, June 12th – Interviewed People in Merlin who knew Daniel []

Visited Debb Pott’s “Pottsville” museum and interviewed Al Poole and others.

Monday, June 13th – Drive back to San Jose []

Drove back to San Jose (8hrs)

Stay at:

Super 8 Motel
1860 The Alameda
San Jose, CA, 95126

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Tuesday, June 14th – Travelled to Alamogordo, New Mexico []

Fly with SouthWest Airlines from San Jose to Albuquerque:

Tuesday, June 14 - SAN JOSE CA(SJC) to PHOENIX AZ(PHX)
Flight 1641 V
Depart SAN JOSE CA(SJC) at 10:40AM and
Arrive in PHOENIX AZ(PHX) at 12:30PM

Flight 434 V
Depart PHOENIX AZ(PHX) at 01:25PM and
Arrive in ALBUQUERQUE NM(ABQ) at 03:30PM

Rent car from Thrifty, drive down to Alamogordo:

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Stayed at:

Satellite Inn

2224 N. White Sands Blvd.
Hwy 70-54-82
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
(Free High Speed Internet Access!!)

Wednesday, June 15th – Sunday, June 19th – Visit People in Alamogordo who knew Daniel []

Also went to the Rocketry Museum in Alamogordo and a presentation of
“Cosmic Voyage” at the Imax theatre.

Monday, June 20th – Fly back to San Diego []

Drive up to Albuquerque and fly back to San Diego

Flight 2623 V
Depart ALBUQUERQUE NM(ABQ) at 04:35PM and
Arrive in SAN DIEGO CA(SAN) at 05:20PM

Stay at:

Hostelling International, Point Loma
3790 Udall Street
San Diego, CA 92107
Phone: 619-223-4778

Tuesday, June 21st – Fly back to Canada []

Fly back to Canada:

 Tue 21Jun05  923  SAN DIEGO        1:50pm      CALGARY          5:50pm 
 * Connect *  486  CALGARY         10:00pm      EDMONTON        10:45pm

Grab Sky-Shuttle at 12pm to downtown for $13CND, catch a taxi from downtown
to Sherwood Park $40CND

Home by ~1:00am


Cheers, Sean.

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