Wally Funk's Online World!
Outtakes from Wally's Memoir
Wally's life has been too full to include everything in one book. Each month, this page will feature something that didn't make it into Higher, Faster, Longer.
In 1965, Wally and her friend Ann Cooper embarked on a two-and-a-half year trek through Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in a VW camper. These excerpts from a 1966 article in the Diamond Fields Advertiser, a Kimberley, South Africa newspaper:

[Wally's French poodle] "Little Toot" wears a collar on which are five different good-luck charms Her friend and companion for the last seven months has been "Chuckie" a chipmunk they found in Morocco....

Wally hoped to meet the Russian space woman Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, but found to her disappointment that Valentina was in Japan when she was in Moscow.

Moscow is only one of the major cities Miss Cooper and Miss Funk have visited since they left America 18 months ago. Averaging some 150-200 miles a day they have travelled 35,000 miles by road and 10,000 by sea. They have visited 39 countries and traveled in 28 different ships or boats....

The trip took them three and a half years to save for and a year to plan.
Wally's life has been too full to include everything in one book. Each month, this page will feature something that didn't make it into Higher, Faster, Longer.
In 1965, Wally and her friend Ann Cooper embarked on a two-and-a-half year trek through Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in a VW camper. These excerpts from a 1966 article in the Diamond Fields Advertiser, a Kimberley, South Africa newspaper:

[Wally's French poodle] "Little Toot" wears a collar on which are five different good-luck charms Her friend and companion for the last seven months has been "Chuckie" a chipmunk they found in Morocco....

Wally hoped to meet the Russian space woman Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova, but found to her disappointment that Valentina was in Japan when she was in Moscow.

Moscow is only one of the major cities Miss Cooper and Miss Funk have visited since they left America 18 months ago. Averaging some 150-200 miles a day they have travelled 35,000 miles by road and 10,000 by sea. They have visited 39 countries and traveled in 28 different ships or boats....

The trip took them three and a half years to save for and a year to plan.

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