The ride home - was it 12 hours long? Or was it full of memories? It all depends on how you look at it.
The boys were in the back seats, watching two episodes of House on the way home (and Austin Powers Goldmember on the way down). They laughed at House's comments.
There was lunch at Hardee's, dinner at McDonald's.
Then there was Kenny and Tommy alternately saying "Window!" and Phil quickly pushing the buttons to open the window and air out the van.
(The last two paragraphs were related).
There was Kenny driving grandpa's van... then Joe driving for the first time.
There was the alphabet game - where we have a category (Song, Musical artists, other names for body parts...) - and then in turn each person names one starting with A... B... etc.
(And yes - the nicknames for body parts was suggested by one of the kids).
The ride home was 12 hours long.
But it was 12 hours of memories.