While Max adjusts to life at the Naval Academy, his family continues their journey in The Dolphin. They explore Philadelphia and other historical sires, but when they arrive home, they learn that Grandma Elsie is ill and must have surgery. To aid in her recover, Elsie chooses to recuperate at Viamede, her family's Louisianna home. The Dinsmores, Travillas, and Raymonds join her, and everyone enjoys an enchanting season in the South. Slightly Imperfect.