Today was kind of a doozy. Eloise woke up many times last night. This morning there was a badly timed bathroom accident. No one napped all day. Eloise knocked over a mannequin and Isaac ripped a page out of a book at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Isaac lied several times. Eloise screamed and pouted at random intervals during dinner, drawing well-meaning but embarrassing attention from the staff.
Highlights of the day include:
From a scenic outlook we saw an ancient church on a hill in the middle of a valley, surrounded by red mesas and hills.
Today I couldn’t help but think about Hannah’s recent reflections on road trips with kids. In the movie Cars, Sally laments the cars all bypassing Radiator Sprigs on the highway. In the old days, she sighs, “cars didn’t drive to MAKE great time. They drove to HAVE a great time.” Hannah said this line sprang to mind while she was solo driving 7+ hours with all three kids going bat-poo crazy in the back seats. “‘I am driving to have a great time’ said no mom ever!!”