The entire group of friends in North Dakota were looking forward to the promised visit of their Caymanian friends. Schroeders had promised the teenaged boys, who were instrumental in saving their lives on the island, that they would have a great trail ride and campout on the prairies with cowboys and Indians.
The solo pilot, Crandall, who lived on the Caymans, had befriended the Schroeders and had invited some of his own guests to the campout. No one knew, including the staff he invited, the reason for the invitation, but they thought it would be fun.
On the way to the Dakotas, the plane was also stopping in New Orleans to pick up Father Lander’s twin brother and his kids. The two men had been separated as babies and were now going to become acquainted.
They were all looking forward to a fun adventure.