Jo­hanna Hunt­ing

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We woke to snow. Then, we had to fight off the Ja­panese for break­fast. It has be­come ob­vi­ous

to us that there are many ad­van­tages to tours but to­day’s was a dis­ap­point­ment.

There was no guide. We rode in si­lence look­ing at a map. The cliffs were in­ter­est­ing

but not spec­tac­u­lar. Stone­henge was tor­ture with snow un­der­foot. We stopped for lunch

in a rec­om­mended restau­rant, which was fair though listed as deluxe. The high point of the trip

was that the tour bus had trou­ble. All the men got off and pushed, but the bus could not stop

to let them back on. They had to take fly­ing leaps at the mov­ing door. This va­ca­tion was not

our best. But some days made up for some of the oth­ers.

—lines from a travel jour­nal, 1978

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