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

Fruit Tramp Journal
Fruit Tramp Journal

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

Rick driving
Rick driving

Northern Florida

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

Truth or Consequences; Albuquerque

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

Food rated: Horrible

Michigan, 1956
Michigan, 1956

Drawings by my mom and sister

Still a beautiful leaf
Still a beautiful leaf

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

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

Wisconsin, 1957

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