Before John headed into the store... "Dad. Change your shoes before someone sees you."
On the drive... "I'm so excited"... a few miles up the road... "I'm losing my excitement."... on the bumpy road... "Real fast."... in the parking lot... "Ok. I got some excitement back.
It took them 3 hours to hike the mile and a half... 2 potty stops... more potty stops... John carried her pack twice but then she wanted it back moments later... Sunglasses on and sunglasses off... hat on, hat off - he had to stow them for her.
John would point things out. "I can't see. I'm a little short if you haven't noticed. Dad, your legs are longer. Take shorter steps and fewer of them." As they climbed Lilli would yell out, "Careful! Use your hands to check for loose boulders. I'm just trying to help my dad stay safe while climbing boulders." That night... "I'm going to list everything that hurts."