Here's a conversation that took place just before we boarded the plane headed for Vegas. The kids were playing 20 questions.
[14-year-old] James: Does the item start with an "S"?
My silent reflection: Ahhh...this is going to be fun little family get-away; I'm so glad we have the opportunity to do this!
Here's a conversation that took place moments after we got off the plane:
Maddie: [looking at a larger-than-life, live action screen display] Why is that lady twerking that guitar?
On the bus, on the way to the Grand Canyon:
The next morning we were in a cab on our way back to the airport. It was 5:30 AM.
Me: [to the driver] So is this the beginning of your shift or the end?
Driver: The beginning; I just started my day.
...Early morning, "pre-coffee" silence...
James: [grabbing a brochure for himself]