Caitlyn has, over the past few months, developed quite an aversion to flies. To be more accurate, just so we're clear, I should say she is terrified of them. Ants? Fine. Ladybugs? Fine. Beetles? Sure, they're fine, too. But flies always and completely just freak her out.
At one point during our trip, while we had stopped for gas, two of those loathsome pests found their way into the van. We didn't realize our great misfortune until we were already back onto the highway, and our attempts to direct them out the window were highly unsuccessful.
Dylan, from his seat beside Caitlyn, ever so patiently and lovingly shooed them away from her any time one came near. He kept it up for quite a while until, punctuated with a loud sigh, he said, "I wish we had a camel in here with us. That way he could just shoo these flies away with his tail".
Our trip was great, perfect in every way and just what we all needed. I'll be posting more about it later, along with, I'm sure, many of the one hundred plus pictures we took throughout our stay. It was so fun to get away...but it feels soooo nice to be home!