S: The Mountains Beckon in 2012, Book 2
BC: The Mountains Beckoned in Two Thousand Eleven | Grandma and Grandpa DeWaard; Noah, Alisa, Elijah, Sam, and Luke Young; Ross Johnson; and Critter March 2011 | Who?
1: We came to ski the Rocky Mountains. Luke is only two and a half, so he'll have to wait at least another year. | Elijah and Noah | Sam
2: I'm just two and a half, but I know I could ski the Rocky Mountains! | Luke
3: That's Luke behind us. He came to see us on the mountain.
4: We're way high on Copper Mountain! Mommy and Daddy keep a close eye on us so we don't beat them down the mountain. (We could, you know.)
5: I know! | We know! | Alisa | Cheri and Marv
6: I have just 2 questions: "Who can ski faster than Aunt Cheri and Who was the critter in your condo's backyard?" | Who? | Ross and Cheri
7: Who? | Moose and Baby Moose
8: My Mommy and Daddy and Elijah and Sam and Grandpa are on the mountain!
9: Don't worry, Luke, we'll see you when the lifts close. | Elijah, Sam, and Noah
11: Where is everyone?
12: Who? | Elijah | Polar Bear
13: I know it wasn't a bear in our backyard, Luke.
14: Luke, I want to ski with you next year.
15: Me, too, Luke! | I'm pretty sure the critter in our backyard wasn't a goat. | Mountain Goat
16: We know the answer to one of your questions, Ross. (We're puzzled by the critter in our backyard, however). | Who? | Luke, Elijah, Sam
17: OK, so I'm not the fastest skier. | Cheri
18: Anywho, does anyone know who the critter was in our backyard? | Who?
21: That's Sam and Dad behind me.
22: Who? | Marv, Sam, Elijah
23: That's Grandpa behind me. He's making sure I don't get down the mountain before him. (I could, you know.)
25: Mommy and Daddy are skiing today, so we are hanging out with Grandpa and Grandma. | Boys, you be good. (Mommy and I are having a Bloody Mary).
26: Who? | Big Horn Sheep | Puppy | Moose and Baby
28: Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . . | Luke
29: We did a little swimming while Mommy and Daddy are skiing.
30: I | I am the critter in the backyard! | Red Fox
31: "Mommy, Daddy, Elijah, Sam, Grandpa, and Grandma, he scare me. He run to his house. He come back and get in our house. I not go to bed tonight."
33: He's a nice fox; he won't hurt you, Luke.
34: Ross: "My questions are answered."
35: All 3 of us will be skiing next year.
37: We'll be back! (Critters and all.)
39: Actually, I can get down the mountain faster than anyone.