'The crew are a motley bunch - scruffy as anything and usually drunk, but very likeable and helpful...'
'Had a great day yesterday. We went to Disneyland which I'm sure you have heard of...'
'We drove down the coast to the Mexican border, and decided for safety's sake to leave the van in the US and walk across to a place called to Tijuana...'
'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...
'Sparkling mountain streams and waterfalls (we stopped to cool our feet) and rocky, snow capped peaks, pine trees and all sorts of animals...'
'We passed through prairie country where the cowboys still ride the range... It's so uncommon to see a car in some of these places that they all wave and say "Hi."'
"The things one has to do to leave this country are fantastic, and it's doubly complicated when they hear that I am leaving the country twice in a short space of time..."