"There is one thing that I must tell you about and that is 'curlers'. American girls and women seem obsessed with curlers, and seem to spend 90% of their lives wearing them..."
' I have my doubts about him being a future President of the States, as many people predict, mainly because of his stature - he is very small - about 5ft 6 inches. It's difficult to imagine such a small man being the president...'
'We saw a cattle auction, and we stopped and went in. It was in a roughly built wooden arena and there were lots of real cowboy looking types...'
...jazz bands playing the real Dixieland Jazz - it can't be any more real as this is where it originated - in the heart of Dixie. Dixie is a word which means south, and the neighbouring state of Alabama is known as the 'Heart of Dixie'...
The centre of it is the French Quarter and in particular Bourbon Street - which consists of nothing but bars with jazz, folk music, country and western music - in fact every kind of music. Also there are lots of bars-come-strip clubs...
'Tomorrow is the day of the space shot and we are going to watch it on TV... We have arranged our work so that we shall be by the pool most of the day. What a life!'
'Last evening we got completely lost. We were trying to get to a very small town and had to go on small side roads. Lots of these roads have no surface and are just dust tracks. The soil is very red and as you drive along you leave behind a huge red cloud of dust...'