'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...
'We have the top bedroom which is up in the attic, and consequently gets very hot during the day, but thankfully cools off during the night. Also it only has one fairly small double bed - so it's not too great!! However we do have a very nice pool in the garden...'
'Much as I like America (and I do) it's a rotten country. Bribery and corruption thrive here. Everyone seems to be in on some racket...'
"We got stopped by the police again this morning, Colin this time, and we had the Deputy Sheriff armed with two very fancy six shooters, and his name was Jake Lee..."
"They both looked about 100 and were completely drunk, and were driving a mule-drawn cart through the middle of the town..."
"There is one thing that I must tell you about and that is 'curlers'. American girls and women seem obsessed with curlers, and seem to spend 90% of their lives wearing them..."
' I have my doubts about him being a future President of the States, as many people predict, mainly because of his stature - he is very small - about 5ft 6 inches. It's difficult to imagine such a small man being the president...'
'We saw a cattle auction, and we stopped and went in. It was in a roughly built wooden arena and there were lots of real cowboy looking types...'
...jazz bands playing the real Dixieland Jazz - it can't be any more real as this is where it originated - in the heart of Dixie. Dixie is a word which means south, and the neighbouring state of Alabama is known as the 'Heart of Dixie'...
The centre of it is the French Quarter and in particular Bourbon Street - which consists of nothing but bars with jazz, folk music, country and western music - in fact every kind of music. Also there are lots of bars-come-strip clubs...