I may get fat on beer & [such] this summer. After this we sat in the lounge & several girls & fellows played & we sang & sang & tried to be gay as [good] be. Oh! Yes we did have a real good time - the crowd seems to be very congenial & I rather like them. Sat out on deck & baked in the sun & got hot & tanned a little bit - no I mean a nice bit - like the Scotchman says. After a rather [???] dinner I gossiped with [Mr.] Gavin a fellow at my table - on art. He is very
Very interesting floors in the church of unusual designs - beautifully calmed with age. Saw the noted Tintorretos & Titians here - also. Got home for luncheon about two & afterwards went for a long stroll thru the back alleys for sketches. Went to the Friara & enjoyed it wonderfully.\, the beamed gothic ceiling was a [find] of rare beauty. Wandered many places & one of my sketches was the Santa Lucia & a near by Campanille. Got home late & after dinner Miss Hinkley & myself wandered over by the station & down towards the Ponte Rialto amid the interesting, regular Italian life & Saturday nite at that. Mr. Burns arrived
determined as well as myself. He is going over with a scholarship from "The school of the Museum of Boston" for a two yrs. study. Fortunate isn't he. I came in & watched them dance for a while. Did not enter into the sport myself. Retired with a dreadful headache at eleven. Our watches must be turned up 60 minutes tonight.
June 24 - Up for breakfast & feel so much better. Went over to First Class & wrote a couple of letters - attended (for a while) the devotional exercises & then read "The N.Y. Times." Stayed [and]
in Venice tonite & later he & Mr. Fisher & I went across the way & drank Bier & Beer & Beer & Beer. Went to bed about one.
July 29. Left lovely Venice for Milano & a lovely ride too. Saw beautiful Garda lake with its lovely isles. Beautiful mts. here & there - amazing Italian towns of unique charm - Verona a very large place - many small ones of equal interest. Milano was very interesting - saw the Cathedral which was the most heavenly edifice I have ever seen. Its forest of columns made me feel lost - its unusual beauty overwhelming. I could write volumes here if time & paper would allow me. We were all more than sad
there until noon & then back for luncheon. We sat on deck awhile & then in to sing & enjoy the piano the crowd. I then went out again & a funny looking - red haired - freckly face peculiar looking girl from second class looked down upon us & tried to flirt - can you imagine that? I think it terrible especially in this age. Later a very charming lady with her daughter beside her - she-herself was knitting a pair of black hose for tramping in the Alps. She talks fine & lovely & has been over - oh! so many times. Am now sitting here having my afternoon tea. Lovely-lovely.