From the Backseat

07/28/2011 By Shawn Burns

We are driving down to Orange County as I type this, another trip to Disneyland, some time at the beach in our future, a first meeting with new family members and a reunion with those long separated.

We just passed through Buttonwillow on the drive south.

Erin, drifting in and out of sleep in the back, sometimes singing to herself, sometimes singing to us, just won at everything. Unsolicited, she piped up, “Thank you for always bringing me to Disneyland…”

You’re welcome, sweet girl. Now go to sleep. We have a long, wonderful day ahead of us.