"This is my story of growing up as a child of the 1980's and teenager of the '90's, in upstate New York. It's a story of pets, and vacations, and unexpected adventures. It's a story of the roundabout ways that life can lead you home. However, it's mainly a story of Place. Whether lived or merely vacationed in, the places and events that shaped my life have become some of my most cherished memories..."
Growing up, the author always knew she was an unusual child, a tomboy and loner who daydreamed about living in the wilderness. When she was ten years old her parents built a log cabin in the forest, which she explored with her rowdy but loveable dog, Rocky, and faithful horse, Sally. Those years sparked a fascination with the natural world, and a search for a place to belong. Her travels took her from the Adirondack Mountains to a remote island in Maine, and to the coast of Cape Cod, where she lived in a campground with her pet ferret, Riptide.
This is a story of growing up feeling different from the rest, and of solitary journeys that strengthened the author's faith in God and sense of self. It's a celebration of the special places that make us who we are, and of childhood dreams that come true in surprising ways.