Realizing he was lollygagging, Victor Garcia made a firm commitment to make it to Baggage Claim—pronto. To mark his point, he turned quickly and lunged forward in a bold step. To his surprise, he ran smack-dab into a solid, strong body. It felt like he hit a brick wall. A brick wall in snazzy moccasins, that is.
“Whoa, cowboy,” Tokada Good Elk said as he steadied his stunned friend. “Let’s grab your bags and hit the road. We’re late to a funeral.”
“Funeral?” Victor was confused. During recent telephone conversations with his new love, Hope, nothing had been mentioned about a death. But then, he’d kept their chats brief because his return was meant to be a surprise. “Do you think she knows I’m coming?” Victor asked nervously.
“No, chief, she doesn’t know. But, you’re all she talks about these days.”
That evening, Rev. Aiyanna Eagle delivers an inspirational funeral service. Tokada’s son, Patwin, is charmed by the wise and stunning woman and feels strangely connected to her. After the service, she invites him to her office because she has something important to share with him. Before handing over a critical envelop, they discuss her upcoming mission to Mexico. Patwin is enthralled with the idea of dedicating himself to helping the less fortunate. At the close of their meeting, Aiyanna shares shocking news.
During the last six weeks of winter, Hope and Victor enjoy life as a couple. On the first day of spring, Tokada learns about a friend’s exciting plan to renovate a large Wyoming ranch into a camping resort. The next day, the Adventure Seekers team travels to Devils Tower to visit the property. Unfortunately, high hopes subside when they discovered deplorable conditions. Tokada, on the other hand, is impressed and envisions a thriving enterprise. Millionaire investors agree to fund the restoration, realizing this would be the perfect project to train the team to become excellent managers. The only hitch is a tight sixty-day timeframe and a young and inexperienced crew.
In late May, as the resort nears a successful grand opening, the exhausted troop gathers to celebrate. After the party, Patwin returns home to learn of a shocking tragedy. The gravity of the situation, combined with the truth about his relationship with Aiyanna, alters his life. Quickly, he gathers his belongings to make a midnight dash to Mexico.
Three years later, Liz Carrington returns to Prairie Magic resort after spending the day in magical Buffalo Grass. The next morning, she learns that her strained marriage had been seriously jeopardized by her husband’s lies and poor decisions. Stunned by bad news, she wanders the grounds until she is rescued and comforted by Patwin. Later that afternoon, a stunning black gelding saves the day by taking her on the ride of her life, helping her become resilient.
What new adventures await our characters in the wild, wild west? How will ancient wisdom combat modern problems? Read all about it in A Fork in the Road. Yee-haw!