From March 7th to May 8th, 1952, John Wesley Dobbs and his wife Irene traveled throughout Europe to visit with their daughter Mattiwilda. It was the couple’s first trip to the continent. Irene Dobbs’ travel diary records their experiences as they toured France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, and England.
Wednesday, May 7, 1952
The Dobbses boarded the Queen Elizabeth to begin the journey back across the Atlantic. Irene was happy to be eating on the ship once again as, “The food wasn’t so good in London.”
Saturday and Sunday, May 10- 11, 1952
The days on the Queen Elizabeth passed with bouts of sea sickness, letter writing, extravagant meals, and movies.
Previous diary entries:
Posted by Kristin E. Wanek
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