next day we visited Pharr Elementary School in Snellville, Ga. This was
the first Deanna and I had seen the countryside on the outskirts of Atlanta.
It looked very similar to where we grew up in Pennsylvania, and we felt
following day I spoke at Henry S. West Laboratory School in Coral Gables
and met their guitar playing librarian. I signed lots of ALL ABOUT books
and copies of “Hook, Line, and Seeker”. Later, I spoke at Sunset
Elementary School in Miami, before having the whole next day to rest. We
walked along the beach in Fort Lauderdale, visited the IGFA Fishing Hall
of Fame where I was pleased to see my fly fishing book, “Flies In
The Water, Fish In The Air”, in their library. And we spent a warm,
summer-like evening listening to a guitarist at a small outdoor restaurant
near our hotel. The next day, it was off to Philadelphia.
Doylestown, Pa. was our base to visit Philadelphia area schools – the Quarry Hill Elementary in Yardley, Cornwella Elementary in Bensalem, Booktender’s Secret Garden Booksstore in Doylestown, John Baclay Elementary in Warrington, Groveton Elementary in Doylestown, Sacred Heart School in Havertown, Skippack Elementary in Collegeville, and Schwenkeville Elementary in Schwenkeville, where I finished my speaking tour with a talk to all 500 Schwenksville Students in one group!