Pages from my travel journals

My travel journals began when I was in my twenties (in the 1970s), with "A Fruit Tramp's Journal with illustrations, 1975-1978" and a sketchbook with notes and drawings of our migratory journeys.

Fruit Tramp Journal
Fruit Tramp Journal

Left: picking blossoms; Right: our 16-foot Aljo trailer

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Fruit Tramp Journal
Fruit Tramp Journal

We taped our fingers to protect them; by the end of the day the tape was pretty dirty.

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Rick driving
Rick driving

Northern Florida

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Coleman Lunch, Seattle
Coleman Lunch, Seattle
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New Mexico
New Mexico

Truth or Consequences; Albuquerque

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RM Cafe, Dekalb, Texas
RM Cafe, Dekalb, Texas

Food rated: Horrible

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Michigan, 1956
Michigan, 1956

Drawings by my mom and sister

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Still a beautiful leaf
Still a beautiful leaf

Found in 1956. The tape didn't fare as well.

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"At last we got there" by Toby, 7
"At last we got there" by Toby, 7

Wisconsin, 1957

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I was surely inspired, subconciously, by the scrapbooks my mother kept of our family vacations every summer, usually to Michigan or Wisconsin. They were composed of her drawings and notes, pictures by the children, plants and flowers (with the exception of the leaf pictured above, these have not held up well), photos and scraps of brochures, paper napkins and other ephemera.

 

Below are some pages from the travel journals I've kept in the past couple decades. They include various places in Italy as well as Turkey, Switzerland, England, France and Germany. Also Montana, San Francisco and Carpinteria, California.

French papers
French papers
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German toys; Freudental walk
German toys; Freudental walk
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Baguette carriers, Paris
Baguette carriers, Paris
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Shortest street in Paris
Shortest street in Paris
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il Bagnolo, Salo', Italy
il Bagnolo, Salo', Italy
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Assisi
Assisi
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Le Vitrier, Paris
Le Vitrier, Paris
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ice cream in Suffolk, England
ice cream in Suffolk, England
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Caves in Turkey
Caves in Turkey
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Aviva's toilet flushers
Aviva's toilet flushers
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Termoli, Italy
Termoli, Italy
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Babar labels, France
Babar labels, France
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Helena, Montana
Helena, Montana
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Lugano, Switzerland
Lugano, Switzerland
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English countryside
English countryside
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Cappadoccia, Turkey
Cappadoccia, Turkey
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