Chris (far right) with his family on their annual vacation to St. Petersburg Florida in 1968. In the back row are brother Tom and Uncle Gus Lemonopolous. In the front row: brother Bill, brother Steve, his "για για" (Greek for Grandmother) Lemonopolous, his dad (Thomas A. Grabenstein), brother Jeff, and Chris.
In 1970, Chris had very long hair, which was extremely hot in Florida in August! Here he is behind his brother Bill and next to his brother Steve, who liked to eat magnolia blossoms.
Here's Chris and his grandmother, circa 1958
Fact: The Cheri Lynn is still open on Treasure Island! Chris visited it recently while researching his new book series.
Chris, in the plaid shirt on the right, with his brothers, dad, grandparents, and uncle in Florida, 1963
In the 1960s and 70s, Chris and his family stayed at the Cheri Lynn Motel on Treasure Island near St. Petersburg. It's the model for the Wonderland building.
Chris (kneeling on the right) with his four brothers and their grandmother in St. Petersburg, 1962