'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..."
'We have just finished another gruelling week at the trucking terminal. Its absolute agony and I hate it, but unfortunately I love the money...'
'I shall have quite a bit of luggage... an awful lot of stuff that we brought and will never need - so I am bringing it back. Also we shan't be experiencing another winter for two years, so our winter clothes won't be needed...'
'The foreman hired us immediately, saying that he appreciated 'culture,' and seemed to think that because we are English that we are automatically highly cultured! He asked me what sort of cultural level we were on in England, and I was so amazed by him that I just...