The next several journal entries were written by Isaac’s son, Leslie. Note that Leslie used punctuation. Isaac probably instructed Leslie to leave room in the journal after each of Leslie’s entries so that Isaac was able to add his own journal entries once he returned from the trip.
Thursday July 11. I commence write in this book for Father this morning as He and Mother got started on their trip to Yellow Stone Park. Six weeks seems like a long time but Vic and I have a good house helper as Bell is doing our cooking. All the Carr children in Wellman went to the train to see the folks off to night.
[July 11- Isaac] We left Wellman on the 5 PM train paid Agt Cedarburg $137,00 for 2 round trip tickets to Sanfrancisco Calif via C R [Cedar Rapids] St Paul Livingston [possibly Livingston, Montana] Portland Ore & return via Los angeles Calif Salt lake city Denver Grand Junc Colo Omaha Ioa city &c J Fleming & wife with us & a well filled lunch basket & we eat Supper in Cedar rapids