I always read about fifty pages of each book just to make certain it will hold my interest and will be "worthy" of being a vacation book. This almost backfired when I started reading The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. I read my fifty pages and couldn't stop! I've read almost half the book already and I can definitely recommend this as a really good read. This second book by Kate Morton is very different from The House at Riverton and while I thoroughly enjoyed that book, this one is far more entertaining. In fact, it's difficult to believe the two books were written by the same author (although both of them are good). [Thanks dear daughter, for bringing it to my attention. You always know what I will like.]
The other book I'm taking is Dan Brown's new book. While it won't be great literature, it will certainly hold my interest and that's what a vacation book is all about.
Unfortunately, we won't be taking the Golden Girls with us. They will be well-cared for and have a good time at "camp" while we are gone. On our last sunny day, we took them to one of their favorite places...Big Hill Cemetery. Ordinarily they run in the forest, but Big Hill has open grassy areas and they just love sprinting there.
Ellie leads the way and Lucy follows.
Lucy looks as if she has Dumbo ears in this one. She was flying!
Ellie trots along enjoying the leaf-covered grass.
Lucy is slowing down, but not stopping.
Ellie sits down to catch her breath.
Meanwhile, Lucy keeps going.
Finally, we make them sit for awhile to rest. They are watching my husband who has just told them to sit.