I had read the Disney World's mystery before we left, because the kids were so excited about their first trip to Disney! On our way to the Outer Banks we read about Kill Devil Hills. The kids loved the mystery and kept asking about things that had happened in the book. They love to pretend that they are the characters grant and Christina. We stopped to visit a retired teacher friend at her vacation home in the Outer banks and mentioned the Carole Marsh books to her. She had a friend visiting. Both were interested and the friend thought it would be fun to read the mysteries as she took her grandchildren on vacation in a few years (they are 2 and 4). After reading the book we had to seek out Sam and Omies for a quick lunch. When we stopped at the visitor center for the Outer banks, I found that the Graveyard of the Atlantic is off the Coast, I had purchased it because we vacation in Ocean City, MD and there are many shipwrecks in that area.
After we left Sam and Omies, we headed to our destination of Charleston, South Carolina. On our way, I read the Mystery at Fort Sumter, to a demanding crowd. During our stay in Charleston, we visited Fort Sumter, the USS Yorktown and Patriot Park. Charleston is a beautiful town. Fort Sumter reminded us of Fort Delaware and Fort McHenry.
Our next leg was to Disney. Well, you already know that we had read that one previously. When we went to Magic Kingdom, Sarah was convinced that she was going to be able to go into the spires of Cinderella's Castle. She was able to walk through Cinderella's castle and take in the mosaics. Nathan wanted to ride Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Pirates of the Caribbean. We did hear about the book "...just like Grant and Christina..." After our fantastic seven night stay in Fort Wilderness Campground, taking in the parks for 5 full days and nights...
On the road again. We stopped in Savannah Georgia. While in Georgia, Nathan and Sarah wanted to go to Peachtree City, but it was 4 and one half hours away... We were relaxing in the camper; the husband was channel surfing and caught a local news program. "...Coming up after the break, Carole Marsh, children's mystery author and local..." My husband was beside himself. We of course stayed tuned and found that Carole Marsh and Christina would be at Oglethorpe Mall the following day for book signings. Well, this made Sarah and Nathan's day. We were planning to leave Savannah the next day...we would fit this author visit in to our vacation plans! We went to Oglethorpe mall to scope out parking for a camper and truck, visited the book store, and were set to go...now to wait for tomorrow.
We arrived at Oglethorpe mall an hour early. The bookstore that was to have the author visit was unaware of the fact. I alerted them that Carole Marsh had been on the local television station and was planning to attend from 12-2. I wanted to make sure that it was okay that I had my own books, because they don't even market her books...We used our I-pad to check again that we were in the right place. The bookstore did not even have it on their calendar, but it was on Carole Marsh's blog and website. We had time to kill. We were not leaving until we saw Carole Marsh and Christina. I started to get nervous at 11:55. We took another sweep through the children's section and..."I told you we would find Mimi and Christina..." Nathan and Sarah were overjoyed. I was relieved! Then Papa showed up too.... "Where is Grant?" (Christina's character teaches them things as we read, Grant adds humor...they really like Grant)
We spent a fabulous, quick, hour in the children's section talking with Mimi, Papa and Christina. We explained everything that I have just written to Ms Marsh and she thought that maybe you would like to consider extending her books as we have... Happy reading and happy traveling.
As we traveled back we read Underground Railroad and Blackbeard the Pirate.
So, Carole, is John in Blackbeard really Bob?