Following a winter's stay at Viamede in Louisiana, Elsie and her family travel over the Rocky Mountains to California. There they visit sites of interest from San Francisco to San Diego. Returning to her childhood home, Crag Cottage, on the Hudson River, Evelyn gives birth to a daughter, and Grandma Elsie is now great-grandmother to little Mary Raymond. Following a round of family gatherings in honor of the new baby and her proud parents, Max and Evelyn, Ned Raymond becomes very ill. Dr. Harold saves his life, and Harold and Gracie's wedding date is finally set for New Year's Day. Recommended for ages 10-14.