BACK AT THE GASTOF POST
S U N D A Y, 2 6 M A R C H
To the restaurant car for breakfast, I had a roll and jam. There were some painted hard-boiled eggs on every table, but you had to pay for them. The whole meal cost nearly £2 - mad!
We sped past scattered chalet houses in wide flat valleys bordered by mountain peaks on both sides. Then it changed, and after Bludenz there was snow. Last year I remember I was terribly homesick once we'd got to Langan, but I wasn't nearly so much this time. We got a Mercedes taxi to Lech.
It is very nice to be back at the Post, and to say hello to Georg, Erna and Ernst (who spoke German to me). But we got such a shock - so much snow!! No terrace left!!
This time our rooms (12 and 22) have got the gorgeous original painted cupboards. But they weren't quite ready for us, so we went straight to lunch. Had fruit cocktail, lamb in batter with super potatoes and salad, and ice cream. Afterwards we decided to ski. Daddy had to help me with my new boots, and Chump complained about her skis, but we had a marvellous time. We went up the Schledelkopf and the Petersboden and I soon gained my confidence going round corners. I only fell over once.
Got back and changed into my corduroy skirt and green jumper. Read Catherine the Great, and Pa showed me how to play chess. Had dinner: asparagus, veal with salad, and peach melba. Spent the evening in the sitting room trying to read 'Catherine' but there was a crowd of eight jolly Germans who roared with laughter the whole evening - I do wish we had some friends with us.
But it's just as well, I've got to work.
Funny to think that on this day, 1967, Elysian Park in Los Angeles was hosting LA's first 'love-in'. Parachutes landed and pamphlets proclaimed "All Los Rock Groups Welcome: Bring Bells, Flutes, Flags, Drums & Flowers, Tangerines, Food, Incense, Candles & Joy."
LA's Easter Sunday Love-In almost heralded the start of the Summer of Love, but not quite. San Francisco had already hosted the world's first ever Human Be-In - on 14 January. Of these mind-blowing events I was totally unaware.