Lucas Gillette recruited his 18 year old grandson, Mark, to accompany him on a search of a lifetime. His mother, Ruth Hayes, had left her family in Colorado, when she was just a teenager, to live with her grandparents in NY while she finished school, but for some unknown reason, she'd never returned. No one in New York knew of this family connection to Hayes, Colorado until Ruth had finally told her husband, as he lay on his death bed, that she could have family living out West. Although Lucas had tried, he'd learned very little before his mother's death, but he's determined now to find out if there could still be relatives in this small Colorado town.
Their summer adventure took them across Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and then south in Wyoming, and Colorado until they reached their destination just west of Pueblo, Colorado. Finding relatives was exciting and more wonderful than they'd ever expected. A wedding, a romance for Mark, and many other experiences of fun and surprises filled their days and evenings.The family was united and all was well at the Haven of Rest Ranch.