'Fate has struck once again and this time a really cruel blow. Yesterday morning the VW started to make some horrible noises...'
'A car came trundling across the desert and it turned out to be the cops...'
'What must be the most Godforsaken place in the world - Nevada... absolute nothing, parched, dry, hot and horrible.'
'We spent most of today looking at the Grand Canyon, and this to me was a great disappointment... I found it rather drab and uninteresting.'
'The stove was inside the van, and so was Colin, who vanished behind a wall of flame. The whole van was filled with flame...'
'We met another couple of world travellers... they told us something which has caused us to change all our plans rather dramatically.'
'We almost fell over a huge black bear which was searching through a dustbin...'
'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..."