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Maud Hayes Stick European Diary, 1954

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EVENTS AND PLACES VISITED Date It was so dear of every one Place to think of me - Weather Micheal sent me a telegram and Dad sent me roses--bless him-- [Elyria?] (Florence) yellow roses Charlotte [illegible] and Lael a lovely corsage of purple orchids and Germaine sent a small corsage of [lau?] [illegible] small orchids.

Had a Bon Voyage telegram from Marcella DuPont - letters or cards from Gordon Sears - George White - Helga & [Elyria?] the handsome cat.

Tonite will see a movie - "Kiss me Kate" then to bed earlyas we are all tired.

I have on me this beautiful orchid corsage. It's all a wonderful send off

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EVENTS AND PLACES Date Place Weather

It's been pretty rough these past few days. There is a heavy roll, one must watch one's step every place - Since I continue to take Dramamine I don't get sea sickBut last 2 nites the vibrations in the boat has been so strong it wakes us up now & thenWill be ready to get off by the time we reach La Havre probably will be late Tuesday afternoon. Signs say - Weather permitting we'll land at such & such a time. Lots get off at South Hampton on Tuesday at 9.30 a.m. I think [illegible] living on boat [illegible] would be tiresome

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Date sometimes in residence I Place felt sure it was not the Weather right one so I asked around later. I found this important Francis I Chateau was some miles outside of Bloise Molly didn't want to go but [Bucket?] & I did so we drove out & sure enough there was this enormous, beautiful country chateau of Chambord. [Illegible] for [overstrike Cathedral] chateau of Francis I. It is the most important of the [overstrike Cathedrals] chateaus, both because of its size - roof lines & circular stair case which is double & of marble. 2 parties can start up from the 1st floor & go different ways but meet at the top, an engineering feat.

Francis I symbol was

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EVENTS AND PLACES VISITED

Date

Place

Weather

So now we have already seen the most famous cathedral & the most famous Chateau in France.

We went on to the nice little town of Les Eyzier (Les E.Z.) & a very comfortable small hotel where H & F stayed to see the Lascaux outside of this town. Went on in the a.m. to visit the Prehistoric CroMagnon cave; which they say is the most important find of the Century.

The walls & ceilings of these caves have prehistoric paintings all over them in colors of the earth around the paintings

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like this

all kinds of towns & buil ding
[unclear] farm.
deeper than [unclear]
road

& of an incredible old look

Mond -

The thing I'll always remember most about the French countryside is the [illegible] of this field - few fences - and the miles, miles of trees of all kinds on each side of the roads - all thru France - poplars - elms oaks - & others. In areas where the roads had obviously been bombed out there were new roads with new trees planted on each side

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[Log book Headings] EVENTS AND PLACES VISITED

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[handwritten] valley in the Swiss Alps kept climbing for 2 hours or more.

then stopped over nite at a 200 year old inn-{ ] had been with one family all that time. As in all of the Alps the buildings were chalet type-steep roofs wide overhanging eaves-very [underlined] wide. Much painting in colors of Swiss designs on parts of the buildings. this is true of all the buildings in the Alps-except the big hotels but they too mostly are built in this fashionto shed the heavy snow falls. Our old inn had a delightful big dining room with lovely centuries old chests, tables and the food and service were fine.

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[log book headings] EVENTS AND PLACES VISITED Date Place Weather

[handwritten] geraniums I ever saw. And that was true of most of the chalets including farm buildings which were built with house joined to barns etc. All under the deep, wide over hang of steep roofs. Every thing was beautifully neat. By now the peaks were all around us, but unfortunately it was either cloudy or misty or raining for most of our 6 days in the Alps.

One morning at [ ] it cleared enough for us to see the great Jung Frau peaks. (the nite we spent at the 1st old Swiss Chalet it snowed in the pass we had driven over to get there. They said

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[log book headings] EVENTS AND PLACES VISITED Date Place Weather

[handwritten] we drove on to [Interlaken] which mean (between lakes) All through the Alps were the most beautiful evergreen forests climbing the mountain sides. It is all unbelievably green clear up to the snow lines-unlike the Rockies. There were spruce, hemlocks, pines, balsam, cedars, every kind of evergreen and all lushly green of all shades.

On Swiss Chalets there are always balconies with flower boxes, etc.

In all of France and Swiss and Bavarian Alps, and Germany there are bycicles and motor bikes in great numbers on all roads, towns and cities and even on

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[handwritten] steep mountain roads one will see someone pushing a bike up and riding it down.

We stayed at this lovely luxury hotel in Interlaken to rest up and wash up. A big tiled bath with tub was heavenly. The dining room and all rooms down stairs many fires and food excellant.

Rested up (I shopped for [Laels] sweater in Interlaken) We piled in our good little old Citroyen which we called the lemon as Citroyen sounded somewhat like Citrus. That day we crossed the border into Bavarian Germany. It is situated right in the middle of Constance half the

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open for touring even though it is not the year for the play.

Neither Molly nor [Bucket?] cared to go inside but I did. I was very glad of that 3/4 of an hour inside. Guides took us in where the play was staged. The theatre seated a huge crowd. Then he took us behind the scenes showing us all the scenery used in the play. There were about 20 rooms where costumes were storedvery wonderful costumes from the Kings to the Rabbleall kinds of [arms?] etc. Now I can visualize the play. The nex day we got to Munich, hunted up Molly's friend who lived on the outskirts

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