"Hi, Daisy!" Brooklyn bent down, picked up the picture, showed it to Daisy and asked, “Can you help me? Have you seen my Grandma Kathy?”
Brooklyn was scared, but got down like she was told. The helicopter took off and there she was, alone again. She heard a noise and turned around to see a big white horse coming around the trees. "Hello, Brooklyn. My name is Abby. I'm here to help you find your Grandma Kathy." I'll take care of you."
The teacher told her, “Yes, she was here. You must go on to Africa and look for her there. The birds here tell me you are to go over to Morocco. Abby can take you to back to the airport and you can catch a plane there.
Brooklyn shared two of her cookies and after a six hour flight, they arrived in Morocco, a busy city with tall palm trees where it is very, very hot. They were told a farmer was going out to a little village of Nkob, in the Berber desert of Morocco. It was beautiful, palm tree groves, wheat and goats everywhere. "That is where your Grandma Kathy was off to." The farmer helped Abby up the truck ramp into the back of the truck, Brooklyn sat back there with her and they were off to a long ride in the desert.
Brooklyn met a nice family at the end of the road and asked them, “Have you seen my Grandma Kathy?”
At the airport was a big bright red airplane. On the side of the plane was written: FRANCE. There was a long line of people. Brooklyn said goodbye to Abby after Abby told her she wanted to stay in the desert and ride the sand dunes and travel through the rivers and palm trees.
Brooklyn grabbed her box of Oreos and her picture, and walked up the staircase to the inside of the plane. The plane was empty except for a jolly fat man in a red suit with a white beard and a little boy. She couldn't believe it!!! It was Santa Claus and Brooklyn's brother Micah!
"Ho, Ho, Ho, Hello, Brooklyn. We've been waiting for you."
She was so surprised and happy!!! Santa told her that he also heard Grandma Kathy went to France to go to do a dance.
"You and I both know how much Micah loves to dance, so I brought him with me. The elves are loading my sleigh at the north pole, so we'll take this plane to France."
Brooklyn took a nap on the plane. So did Micah. They were both very tired. When they awoke, it was time to get off the plane. Santa took Brooklyn and Micah, found them a taxi cab and said goodbye. "This nice taxi driver will help you now. You be good, Brooklyn and Micah, and go find your Grandma Kathy."
In the taxi, Brooklyn asked the driver, "Have you seen my Grandma Kathy?" She showed him the picture of Grandma Kathy.
"Yes, she stayed in a small village outside the City, near here. She told me she slept very well in a nice, little cozy bed there. She was eating little biscuits and drinking coffee when I saw her."You can take a train there. So Brooklyn and Micah took the train out to the little village.
There was a craft fair and farmer's market taking place at the station. They bought some apple juice and two cupcakes and walked off to the house where Grandma Kathy was. It was a long walk, Micah was crying to stop and pick him up, but he was too big for Brooklyn to carry. When they finally got to the little house in the little village of Valjours, Grandma Kathy was already gone. Her bed was empty.
"Where, oh where will we find Grandma Kathy?" cried Brooklyn.
The chocolate maker told them that Grandma Kathy ate a whole bunch of chocolate and got a tummy ache. She rested for a while on a little bed in the back of the shop. She drank some Ginger Ale and felt better and then she left. "I think she's in Maastricht, the Netherlands by now," said the shop owner. That's where she was headed. Maybe you'll find her there. You can catch the train up there. It's only 30 minutes."
They ate a couple more Oreos. They slept on the train and looked all over London, walking and walking with no luck. They went to London Castle and all they found was the Queen's Guard. No Grandma Kathy.One of the guards there had seen Grandma Kathy, though. She was headed over to the Florence Nightengale Museum.
They took a train and a bus and a ferry to Glasgow, Scotland to find Grandma Kathy. They found a moose in a museum with Jonny. But Grandma Kathy was gone again!
By this time, they were having such fun. Brooklyn was almost happy that Grandma had been taken away by the dragons because now she and her little brother and sister were seeing the world. She couldn't wait to find Grandma to tell her where they had all been!
They had fun at Jonny's house. He took them dancing and out to see his friends. Micah, Peyton and Brooklyn drew thank-you pictures and put them on the bulletin board where he worked.
Brooklyn, Micah and Peyton had so much fun in Ireland. They saw wide open fields of green grass, sweeping hills overlooking cliffs to the ocean. They saw lots and lots of sheep in the fields. Fishing boats at the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. They climbed the hill to the Dingle Pub, and asked them, "Have you seen my Grandma Kathy???
Nope. They still didn't find Grandma Kathy. They still had some Oreos. They looked over and couldn't believe what they saw. Aunt Lizzie sleeping on a bench in the pub. They couldn't believe it. Aunty Lizzie was tired from visiting with her Dad in Ireland. She told them that she thought Grandma Kathy went to Dublin to get an airplane home. "You be careful and go find Grandma Kathy. I'm staying here a few more days." They bundled up in a bus and headed up to Dublin. After driving a short time in the country, the bus got a flat tire and had to pull over on the side of the road.
Everyone sat down to wait. Just then, a little truck drove past and stopped suddenly. It was the kids' Mommy and Daddy - Matt and Mollie Miller. Brooklyn's Mommy asked, "What are you doing here? You're all supposed to be asleep in bed." Brooklyn told Mommy all about her journey to find Grandma Kathy, about the dragons, and Paris and the chocolates, finding Peyton and Micah on the journey. Mollie and Matt laughed, sat down with Brooklyn, Peyton and Micah, and held them closely. "Your dad and I are building you a new house here. We are so happy you are safe. We're going to help you find Grandma Kathy. His name is Tom. But first we have to wake him up. Tom, wake up!!"
So Tom the Gnome, along with Micah, Brooklyn and Peyton waited for the flat tire to be fixed. Everyone gave lots of kisses and hugs to Mommy and Daddy and got back on the bus to Dublin with Tom. They were hungry and the Oreos were all gone. So Tom bought them a big bag of apples, a couple bananas and a few biscuits.
"Have you seen Grandma Kathy?" Brooklyn asked.
She wasn't in New York, either. BUT, Brooklyn, Peyton, Micah and Tom the Gnome got to meet all of Brooklyn's cousins and Aunts and Uncles. They met Uncle Mike, Aunt Lynn, cousins Erin, Cindy, Chris, Courtney, Aiden, Jack and Molly. They played soccer, had a barbecue and stayed overnight. It was so much fun.
After a few days, they left and flew on another plane to Snowmass Village Colorado, where Grandma Kathy went to see her brother Fred. "Have you seen my Grandma Kathy?"
A man in the library told them that Grandma Kathy and Uncle Fred were on a river trip to the Grand Canyon. "
The Oreos were all gone. They were tired of apples. They wanted to go home. But, they went to Uncle Fred's house. Alas, Grandma Kathy had already left Colorado and was on her way back to Napa.
"What's happening? Why are we falling??" Just then, two giant birds, red and green hummingbirds, flew beneath them and called to them to get on their backs. "My name's Kelley and this is Nicole. We'll help you get to Grandma Kathy. The three kids all fell asleep and they didn't fall off, because Tom the Gnome, Kelley and Nicole wrapped them all up in a big sheet of gold silk and tied it tight to each other.
The next thing, Brooklyn woke up, and she was in the bathtub with Micah and Peyton! And Grandma Kathy!!!!!!!