This week, I thought it would be fun to look back at the locations in this series. There will be spoilers. The one link goes to a Google map that I created years ago. When you hover over the icons on the map or sometimes you have to click them, you’ll see the comments in the sidebar. Things sure have changed since then! So have the characters, right? Who would have thought that Marc would be leading Safe Haven now or that Tonya would be a productive, welcomed member of the camp? It’s been a crazy ride. Let’s look back. Since the bombs first fell, we’ve been to…
The White House
Outside Bonneville, Wyoming
-This is where Samantha earned her freedom from Melvin and Henry by killing them.
Outside Williamsburg, New Mexico
The Black Rock Desert
-This is where Kenn and Charlie joined Safe Haven
-Our married Army doctor and nurse. I still miss John and Anne.
Devils Head, Colorado
The Pacific Ocean
Wyoming, near Kemmerer
-This is where Luke finds Kendle
South Dakota state line
Near Chadron, Nebraska
-Kenn is reunited with Angela.
Black Hills of South Dakota
Rapid City Airport
-This is where Marc dies and Angela brings him back.
Union Center, South Dakota
Luke’s Cabin on Pitcairn Island
-This is where Luke and Kendle have their first kiss.
Near Plainview, SD
Howes, South Dakota
-Angela is stabbed and almost killed by a slaver infiltrator who wanted revenge over the death of his twin brother. Dillan and Dean.
Paralleling 73 near Buffalo Gap, SD
Near Arthur, Nebraska
Crescent Lake Refuge
-This is where women get the right to become Eagles in Safe Haven
Swanson Rec. Area, Nebraska
The Kraft Cave
-This is where Kendle suffered through captivity by Ethan Kraft. She has never been the same.
Cedar Bluff State Park
Near Hays, Kansas
The Slaver Camp
-Jennifer trying to survive captivity
Ellsworth County Rest Stop
-This is where Angela was shot by Cesar. Final battle with the slavers who have been stalking them.
-Seth rescue Becky, who then kills Rick for abusing her.
-Kyle and his teams rescue Jennifer and the others being held in the slaver camp.
-Jeff and Neil begin teaching kai to the females. Neil and Jeremy have accepted that Samantha wants both of them. No one is happy about it.
The Arkansas State Line
As you enjoy the map tidbits, please keep in mind that I had to guess on things like locations in the future and what would happen in each edition. You’ll notice by book 8, we were already supposed to be on the boat, on our way to Pitcairn. Obviously, that hasn’t happened yet. That’s books 11-12! I think.
-Conner joins Safe Haven. Adrian is shot.
Toltec State Park
-Angela leads Safe Haven
Little Rock Air Force Base
-Marc fighting the government troops.
Holly Springs National Forest
Tishomingo State park, MS
-Ty and his mother, Caroline, are rescued from a government facility near here. They are both descendants.
Double Springs, Alabama
Walnut Grove, Alabama
-Angela finds out about Marc’s ‘other’ woman.
Route 40, East of Amarillo
Near Borden Springs, Alabama
-Charlie gives Kenn Smurf Balls
Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia
The Georgia Mountains
-This is where Safe Haven crushes the troops in an all-day battle before Angela surrenders herself to the big bunker and Donner.
-Safe Haven, now free of the government, sets up a winter camp in the stone.
-A month later, Marc is in charge of Safe Haven.
For books 8 and 9, Safe Haven was still in those cursed mountains, but we did visit with other areas, like:
-Ash clouds and earthquakes. Sounds like a nightmare to me.
-The train people. They didn’t last long for having such a badass reputation.
Sally’s cabin, 60 miles north of SH
Is she nuts or something else? I wrote it and I’m still not sure.
-We find out there are surviving UN troops on US soil.
Many other locations aren’t on this list. Safe Haven has been clearing cities and towns the entire time it has been traveling. Eagles were constantly (until books 9) being sent out to scavenge and rescue. If I had included all of them, this list would 4xs as long. We’ve visited parks and deserts, oceans and mountains. We’ve been underground and on the ground… But we haven’t spent much time above it, have we? I’ll have to see what I can do about that.
Until then, I hope your breeze is steady and your ship is sound.
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