'I have decided that San Diego (and its suburbs) is by far the best place in the States...'
'There is a fabulous crystal clear river which starts high in the mountains, and our campsite is quite near to the edge...'
'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...
'What must be the most Godforsaken place in the world - Nevada... absolute nothing, parched, dry, hot and horrible.'
'We met another couple of world travellers... they told us something which has caused us to change all our plans rather dramatically.'
'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...'