very kind in given me [porters] of foreign cities & countries. I surely hope nothing happens to them as I prize them greatly. After luncheon we went to Chillon to visit the famous castle. Really it was quite unusual & we all enjoyed it immensely. Such marvellouse gothic ceilings & columns - lovely walls & furniture - chests - hangings that were painted - everything of unusual beauty. Sat in 16th & 17th century chairs in most every room also on [noted] & century old chests. I remained to sketch while the others left for Montreaux. Walked all the way back - sketching here & there
fruit & fine cookies. I am eating entirely too much for my condition and surely I am feeling it already. Retired about 2:15.
June 28 (such excitement I forget). Breakfasted at 8:30 and then enjoyed the sea breezes again. No rain today but we are still rocking. Many boats - it seems - have passed today. The Homeric passed just before luncheon - eight miles out - [almost] a [speck] - they say. Luncheon & nothing very good. Every one is eager for our landing tomorrow morning at Cherbourg - it will seem strange again to see land. After dinner we had a very interesting musical & many took part in it.
as I went along got a couple of sketches of the castle & also some of Territet - a little village on my way home. After dinner it rained a bit so we could not stay out long. Today is a celebration here of the independence of Switzerland & the children were all selling badges for this great day. A festival is on for tonite & a special concert next door. Parked my things & my bags are very, very good to hold as the stuff therein.
Aug. 2. Up at 7:30 & packed & out after breakfast hunting more [posters] got several from two places
and showed excellent talent & professional technique. Miss Besiant & Miss [Mother] & myself slipped over to first class to see Mitzi perform but found she did not do it after all. We enjoyed the slip-over & then had a terrible time getting back & the fun you would have laughted to. We danced on deck a while with all the rest & then retired. Gee it is terrible to think of getting up so early.
June 29 - Landed at Cherbourg about 1 or 2 o'clock - I suppose & then had breakfast at 4:45 A:M - Did not get off until about nine & then you should have seen the peculiar streets - homes - and
and tickled to death with them. We left for Interlaken at 10:10 in a very fine little train. Made two changes - the last at Spiez - the quaint & most pictueresque little town. Here I got several jots of sketches & also some [???] keen. Rained a regular mountain rain & we enjoyed it. The boat arrived at 3:30 & then we were off to Interlaken on lovely lake Thun (Tun). Really the lake is a dream-small & very charming - a little jewel among the Alps. After placement in the Hotel Bellevue we had a fine dinner & then out to see the town. One of the very loveliest of Swiss towns - it is [claimed] &