Rated:  PG
Summary:  When Ben allows Hoss to choose the place of vacation for the family in celebration of his birthday, the family is surprised at where the larger Cartwright chooses.    A journey of painful memories not only for Ben and Hoss and Adam, but danger awaits everybody when they join another family on their way back home and twelve year old Joe is injured by an Indian War Party.   Hoss will be racked with guilt for the rest of his life if they cannot get his little brother home safely to a doctor in time.

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Completed: NO – A future story to come

Other Information:    hints at events in the episode “Journey Remembered” and the death of Inger Cartwright and Hoss wanting to learn more about the mother he never got to know.   Will also be a hint at a prequel for the episode “Second Chance”.