'We had a very pleasant dinner and then they really surprised us. They offered us a house on the beach at Malibu...'
'There is a fabulous crystal clear river which starts high in the mountains, and our campsite is quite near to the edge...'
'Though they even ate their toothpaste, their meagre rations ran out entirely after 15 days.'
'It was all settled, with one provision, that the Captain had to approve of us, and as the ship was in San Francisco docks we were asked to go on board and see the captain...
'They made us feel very welcome. In fact they invited us to move in, which of course we did immediately...'
'I am really not exaggerating when I say we are in agony... Our buttocks are one of the worst spots, and even sitting down is painful!!'
'We pulled into one camp and we were amazed to see men lying everywhere dead drunk...'