Living in the
wonderful, but I always enjoy traveling to other areas to absorb different
landscapes, cultures, and traditions. As I write this, I am headed north to our
neighboring state of .
It is Columbus Day weekend, so we have a break from work and school. The colors
of fall are at their peak, and I’ve been looking forward to this weekend since
we returned from our summer vacation. In addition to spectacular fall foliage,
we are planning to enjoy Lake Michigan, which is the landlocked Midwesterners'
version of the Atlantic or Wisconsin . Driving through
the pretty and quaint Pacific
Oceans is on our list of
things to do. The scenery along this peninsula is amazing, and we will visit
state parks along the way. Door
In addition to doing the normal vacation things like seeing new places, relaxing, spending extra time together, swimming in the pool, shopping, and eating great food, I plan to finish taking photographs for the fourth book in the Rachel Raccoon and Sammy Skunk series, “Rachel and Sammy Learn to Conserve”.
Rachel and Sammy books are intended to be read indoors and then taken outside and used to help young readers learn more about nature, so “Have Book -- Will Travel” is truly a reflection of my life and the books I write. By reading Rachel and Sammy books, you can visit your backyard or natural area and turn that trip into a grand learning endeavor. Whether you are reading an old favorite book or a brand new one, reading is a great adventure, and the same is true with traveling to different places. If you are unable to travel to far away places, it is easy to get caught up in a great book set in an exotic location, and you can experience the world by reading. You don’t always have to travel far from home to learn something totally new and exciting. A good book will help you see the world with new eyes, no matter where you are!