& baked again in the sun. You should see my face & neck. I am as red as a beet so says the southern tribe at times. By the way - the boat is filled with southerners never saw or heard so many since I left N.C. - but it is nice to hear them. More games on deck again & every one having a mighty good time. Rather cold today. We have passed several ships - mostly small ones. Had a Marconigram from Elsie - rather nice to have it. Made money exchange today En American to French. Wonder how much trouble I will have in France - oh! how much.
lovely lake-boat for Geneva - the opposite end of the lake. Four hours or more on the beautiful & famous waters with the mighty Alps roaring into the sky. Matter horn in the distance & many other snow-capped peaks. Stopped at many towns all the way up & sketched quite a bit. Enjoyed the peculiar Swiss churches and the lovely chateaus & villas & castles along the way. Arrived at Geneva & had a fine lunch at the De la Paix Hotel. Afterwards we went to the Peace Palace (what's wrong with my spelling since I've been in foreign lands?) & down the boulevard named for our great president - Wilson.
June 27 - After my usual breakfast I sat in the lounge & read "The Green Moth" from the ship's library - but before saying more I must go back to last nite which only amounted to a long rest on deck & a bit of walking. Talked to two very fine girls from Maryland & think they are all o.k. [Well after my reading spell I had lunch and then talked to Prof. Michel for a long time & then to his Mother - one of the girls of last with. It is raining pretty hard today and hardly any space on deck to sit. The boat is rocking more than ever - the ocean is a bit mad - but beautiful.
Looked about a bit here and then Miss Sullivan & Miss Hinckley & myself decided to return on the boat & again enjoy the lake. Really it was more beautiful coming back than going - stopped mostly - in fact I believe on the Swiss side of the lake all the way back to Montreaux. After dinner I walked about a bit & listened to the concert over next door at the lovely casino & hotel. Our look-out here is absolutely perfect.
Aug. 1. (So fast time goes) up at nine & out looking the place over & sketching a bit. Several of the tourist agencies here were
Had dinner as usual. Sat on deck & oh! how lovely the Majestic is rocking - way down it goes & then up again We are passing over the Devil's Hole - so says the shipman. Some are feeling queer. So far I have been a good sailor. And the masquerade began and a lot of fun for all. The costumes were all rather novel and the grand parade a success. We danced until one thirty - you never saw such gaity and fun. One fellow here did a Charleston & he & his girl did an interesting tango. Such confidence one must have to do such things before such a crowd. Went to a couple of the girls cabin and enjoyed some of their