'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...
'We were able to see quite a bit of scenery - before the infamous Californian fog took over, and blotted everything out!!'
'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...'