Things change when a sweet older couple with children who are all grown up, Tiller and Sairy, arrive at the home. They plan to take Dallas and Florida on separate trips with them. Tiller is going to take Florida on a river trip and Sairy plans to take Dallas camping on an island called Kangadoon. Tiller and Sairy first bring them back to their home in Ruby Holler. Dallas and Florida have a plan to run away on the night train. They don’t trust any adults (yet.) However, they come to love the beautiful place with tons of room to play, delicious food to eat, and the kindness of Sairy and Tiller.
When they decide to take “trial runs” for their trips, things do not go as planned. To make matters worse, Mr. Trepid has taken an interest in finding something in Ruby Holler and is poking his nose where it doesn’t belong.
Along the way you'll find out how Dallas and Florida got their interesting names and meet some mysterious characters. With adventure and humor, lovable characters, and an awesome setting, you will love this book!