It’s hard to believe that in less than two weeks, I’ve flown, driven, and walked almost 5,000 miles, setting foot in Canada, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. I’ve met a lot of warm and welcoming people, with charming accents and new turns of phrase.
Here are a few snapshots of my time so far!
Notice the trusty writer’s notebook sticking out of my pocket in the cave photo? 😀 The light was not conducive to note-taking, but I managed to scribble down some facts!
Is anyone attending the Teach Them Diligently conference in Nashville on Thursday? Let me know; it would be great to see you there 🙂
109 thoughts on “Hey from the USA!”
So cool! AND I promise I won’t be the cause of comments over running this postLOL.😂😉
Ate good friends used to work there so I have heard a ton of storys. I saw she went there and was like whatt lucky.
So awesome, thanks, Miss Hedgcock! So you visited the Creation Museum and the ark encounter? Awesome! I have always wanted to go there…
Well spotted, Sandrina. I did! 🙂
Did you have a good time there?
I went to the Creation Museum when I was, like, seven
So I don’t remember much but I really want to see the Ark Encounter
Me too! I would love to go to the ark encounter.
Amazing! You went to the ark and creation museum? I went to the museum about five years ago, and it’s still like I went yesterday. What was your favourite stop so far? Love the pictures!
So glad you’re traveling our country Caitlin!! When you said you were going on a research adventure I didn’t consider the possibility that you might be coming here… but a very fitting choice, since the Bakers are American 😄. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!!
Do you think you will ever come to Canada? 🙂
She said she set foot in Canada so. Yes. LOL😄😆
Wow, awesome! How did you like the ark encounter? My whole family went last year.
Wow! So cool. I’m glad you visited the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. I’m so excited that you went to America. I wish I could go to the conference but I live in North Carolina and we don’t have time to come.
Oh cool! So I’m guessing you saw the ark encounter and Creation Museum. And Washington D.C. That’s awesome! Thank you for sharing!
Cool! How were the Ark encounter and Creation Museum? We went a few years ago. Thanks for the pictures!
Yes! Thanks for the pictures!
I love the pictures. I had no idea you were in America. We live pretty close to the Ark though I’ve only been there once. Did you like it? I think it is amazing to walk around a huge ark and imagine what it must have been like for Noah and his family! Where else are your travels taking you? What cave are you in in the last picture?
I’m glad to hear that so many of you have been to the Ark and/or Creation Museum — I was impressed by both of those places and would recommend them to anyone travelling in Kentucky! You’re right, Andy, it was an amazing experience. The last picture was taken in the beautiful depths of Mammoth Cave.
I love caves. My favorite cave I have been to is cave of the winds in Colorado.
I just looked up the conference in Nashville and saw one of the speakers was Chuck Black. I love his books. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to go:(
I know I love Chuck Black! I won’t be there either I really hope I get to meet Miss Hedgcock one day. She is the last Author so far on my bucket list to meet.
I would LOVE to meet Miss Hedgcock.
Ha ha! Yes Miss Hedgecock! I hope you will come to Alberta someday! I got to meet Douglas Bond and Chuck Black at a conference. It was so encouraging to talk with Mr. Bond! He gave me lots of good tips and advice:)
Andy have you read them all ?
Which one is your favorite? And did you know he is writing a new series?
NO! I didn’t know he is writing a new series!!! What is it called?!?! I’m not sure which is my favorite. They are all pretty awesome.
After I meet Chuck Black at CHECK last year I thought just Miss Hedgcock left on my Arthur list.
I know I’m restating I don’t know how many people, but YOU GOT TO GO TO THE ARK ENCOUNTER???
I’ve been to the Creation Museum twice, but not the Ark Encounter – yet.
What was your favorite park of it?
I so want to go to the creation museum and ark encounter! Sadly since I am in the UK it isn’t the easiest thing in the world…
I may go this summer…. I really want to see it!
Isabelle you are lucky. We were going to go when it opened then my Mom had a really awful miscarriage. 😔 I don’t think are family will be going anytime soon unfortunately. ….
I’m so sorry Jac! I’ll be praying for you and your family!
Oh, Jac! I’m so sorry to hear that! May God continue to remind you of His everlasting, never failing love, His faithfulness, and that His mercies are new every morning.
Thank you all for your prayers. God has definitely walked our family thro the high waters recently. But we have grown and learned a lot and just when you think you can’t hear anymore bad news God’s mercy grabs you and pulls you tro.
Amen and Amen
Yes so I have three favourite present-day authors. I have a lot of favourite dead ones, but I don’t think I’ll be meeting some of them any time soon:) My favourites are:
John J. Horn
Mine are Miss Hedgcock and Frank Peretti.
I’m so sorry Jac! My mother has had five miscarriages with the last one being twins.
Yes thats a hard thing to go through. My mom as well has had four, the last two just recently in one month. Will pray for your family.
Really my Mom has had it least 3 our second to last one we lost one and she began to lose the other. So we begin to pray God would let us keep our one little baby…. our Samuel *what better fitting name because God did hear our prayers* turned 3 this year!
Those are my three favorites too! Just add Chuck Black to the lists, I also have a few dead ones C.S Lewis to mention one
Yes! Or G.A. Henty:)
Also R.M. Ballentyne, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen to mention a few.
My favorite authors are:
And, above all, God
We went to the Ark Encounter just a couple months ago!
I have a friend who is going there and she loves the Baker books! I hope she gets to meet you!
Thanks for the update, I recognized the Creation Museum and the Ark…my family and I have been to the Museum a couple of times and look forward to going to the Ark soon. By the way, did you say Americans have accents???
And all this time I thought I was the only crazy Chuck Black fan! My brother and I love his books.
Enjoy your travels!
Have you ever played his bord game ?
I want to get it. Is it fun?
The BEST !! We love it.
Yes, I have. It was fun.
Wow, that’s exciting that you’re here in the USA! I was hoping that’s where it would be! It looks like you visited some really neat places. I’m envious that you got to go to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter; I’ve been wanting to go there for ages! All the pictures are really neat; thanks for the update!
Tennessee? Nice place, right? 😉
Yes, I love Tennessee and wish I lived there. That is why one of my book series takes place in a fictional town of Mountain Heights in Tennessee.
Beautiful area! I want to move there…but I doubt I will. I think I love my home state a bit too much for that.
I live in North Carolina. I go on vacation to Tennessee whenever possible.
I’m definitely biased to my own home state, LOL. I set my story there! Idaho is really pretty awesome! I do want to goto Tennessee though!
I’m biased I know but Alaska is best!
I’ve wanted to visit there for a long time. I even have a book that takes place there.
I’ve always wanted to go to Alaska! I love the north snowy regions, and one of the reasons I love Idaho so much is because there are so many mountains and tons of snow! I am definitely a cold/winter/ice person!
That’s cool. My mom HATES snow and ice but I kind of like it.
Haha! I know people like that, though my whole family has to like it since we live in the mountains anyways. Both of my parents grew up in this kind of weather so it runs in my blood!
I live in Ohio but was born in Uganda, Africa as an MK so I believe Africa is the best. 😉
Wow! My dad is from south Africa
Wow! That is cool!
Wow! My dad is from south Africa
Miss Hedgcock, are you still in the USA?
I am constantly running out of books. I look everywhere for new good christian books. Apparently I’m not very good at looking. Anybody have any good book suggestions?
The Quest for Truth Chronicles is good, and the Bell Mountain series is also good. But the best is The Green Ember!
rebekahinspired I am a HUGE fan of The Green Ember books.
Have you read the new one yet?
Heather, YES! Wasn’t it amazing? I can’t wait for book 4!
Yes, John J Horn, Douglas Bond, and Robert Elmer are good oh and definitely C.S Lewis.
Might you of happen to have heard of this really awesome author C.R Hedgcock? Just maybe…
Frank Peretti. He’s a good author.
Are you looking for fiction or non-fiction books? Because there are so many interesting non-fiction history books I could recommend.
Do you know John J Horn? Or E.D.E.N. Southworth? She is dead now, but her books are amazing. If you have ever heard of Lamplighter Books, they publish a few of hers. Also F. M. Kingsley who wrote Prisoners of the Sea. That’s a real mystery one!
If anyone follows Miss Hedgcock any more I’m reminding y’all to give her a 5-star review everywhere you can on EVERY book. Please, PLEASE do it.
Are you back yet, Miss Hedgcock? I can’t wait for an update.
It’s been a while!
Hi Parker (and everyone who has been waiting for a reply),
I’m sorry for the delay! 😦 Thank you for asking; I came back to a lot of busy-ness to attend to, but I’ve been planning on posting another update soon!
Quick question for anyone who has read John J Horn’s books. In Boy Colonel Dilworth the yankee is “down” and Mark Preston has a nasty gash on his cheek(Pg. 341). I read the review for the third book and from what I could tell Dilworth was still alive and Mark was dead. Of course it may have been a misprint in the book or the book review may have left out crucial stuff…….. If anyone has an idea of what happened I would appreciate it. Thx.
Dilworth was just injured he’s still alive. I don’t want to give too much away of course but, Mark died in the battle as far as I can remember. You definitely have to read it, it’s awesome!
Thanks! I can’t wait to read it!
I hope I answered it right!
Hello, my name is Aubrey and I had a couple questions about Hunting In The Highlands,
What is Jigson’s real name? I thought it was Haelix.
What is Miss Verton’s real name?
Is Rolf a Christian or becoming one?
Does Jigson tell Alistar more about Jesus?
I really, REALLY love your books and have all of the Baker series. Thank you for writing them!
I think these questions were left to keep you interested in the eighth book.
Good thinking, Parker; you’re quite right 🙂
I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the books, Aubrey!
Yeah, I guess so, but I can’t stop wondering about it! And I hope the eighth book explains what “Twelve Lemons” means, my mom and I looked through the book for that answer, but couldn’t find it!
Nope! That was never answered. I and some of the other commenters wrote different theories about it.
I was reading those earlier today, they were really interesting!
Are you writing an eighth book? If so, when will it be published? These books are my favorite series and I rarely read anything else, I just never get tired of them and have read each book at least 5 times through.
Bless you all for your comments; I appreciate you getting in touch with me and writing to one another with grace, consideration, and friendship! I hope to be ‘around’ a little more now! 🙂
Welcome back miss Hedgcock! Sorry if we went a little overboard with *cough, cough* three thousand comments!
Thank you, Sandrina! And not to worry; I enjoyed seeing you all reach such impressive comment goals! 🙂
Great! I’ll be anticipating the upcoming post.
I just found this website the other day and was excited to see that you had posts on here to tell about your writing adventures. I probably was reading the other ones for an hour!
Oh wow! That’s great to hear, Aubrey 🙂 How did you find out about the website?
Wow, three thousand comments!?
Yeah. We kind of chatted about writing and did fan-fiction scenes.
Kind of??? What an understatement, Parker!
Well, yeah. You’re right. Isabelle, why don’t you check out this website. http://theyoungwritersforum.wordpress.com
We’ve taken all the chatting over here. The site is still in the beginnings but It’s pretty good.
Thanks for letting me know, Parker! I’ve got a lot of things on my plate, so I probably won’t at the moment, but I’ll see!
The other day I was wondering if you had another book or were writing one, so I looked up “baker family adventure books” and found this website.
Can’t wait for the eighth book!! I got Summer Of Suspense for my tenth birthday, and then read the next three with my mom. Then in 2015, I got the fifth book for Christmas. Since then, I’ve gotten another of the books for Christmas each year, and each time, I had absolutely no idea that there was another one! I had thought that Iceland Intrigue was the last one, so last year when I got Hunting in the Highlands, that was really,really exciting!