July 14, 2012
The second and longest day of our trip back home, and everyone is tired and cranky, eager to get out of the car at rest areas and reluctant to get back in and continue the long drive. For the most part, we're silent as we travel, even the kids, who seem to have grown tired of asking if we're there yet and how much longer. My husband is upset with me, so he's not talking much either, and the conversations we do have are strained and perfunctory, short bits of dialogue like "Do you need to stop?" and "How much?"