when we could not see the [l???] - looked & waited for Last Supper at the door but could not see it. Arrived at charming Stresa on Lake Maggiore about eight & after a fine dinner we strolled along the lovely shore & enjoyed the unusual coolness of the quaint & foreign town. 'Tis lovely - absolutely so & we are all thrilled & bubbling over.
July 30. Up at 7:30 & out sketching & seeing the town. Got several things here - could sketch for a life time. We took a lovely little launch to the three important isles - Isola Bella - Isola Madre
After my tea I strolled on deck and began to bathe in the beautiful sun again. In evening it was perfect. We sat out & Mr. Keech from London (a funny sort of [bragot]) entertained us first very nicely with his [UK ] & then it became very disappointing when he started his [bl??ing] & oh! such conceit. I retired about twelve.
June 25th. A perfect morning Really we are having such marvellouse weather - perfect. We enjoyed the morning sports which were scheduled and
Isola Pescatore. Also we went to Pazanda? This was on the opposite side of the lake from Stresa & also we saw a very important town of Italy very close to the border. We visited the lovely little fishing isle & saw the life & people as they really were & was. The palace of the Prince was a beauty but no one was allowed owing to the death of his mother. The lake itself was like glass in spots in others it rippled & even made wavelets. Lunched & after regret left for Montreux. The ride thru the Alps was lovely. Really I can't say how much it really did thrill me to see those marvellous peaks covered with
they were fine - men & women boys & girls in potato races. In afternoon we had the races - horses races which would probably make me think they were at the Kentucky Derby. They were surely novel & the folks all betted on them. Money was going pretty heavily the winners were given cups & the final winner a large & small cup. Mr. Mitchel - a prof. gave me a French Lesson & he is very nice to be so kind to me. We sat on lower deck - no the upper one it was -
snow & the great scenery of such unusual appealing beauty. The long tunnel - Simplon - was a relief to [h??t] of the hot stuffy ones we have been there before. This was ten miles or more thru solid mountains & others too - tunnels I mean - of almost equal length. We stopped at several towns of importance - of course all towns in this part of the world are important. We had no trouble with passports or baggage here & we surely hope the good luck continues. Arrived at the paradise of Lake Geneva about eight & soon placed in Hotel Eden [one]