Now that my parents have relocated near San Bernardino, the flights are easier and shorter and there are more things around them to look it. Not that we had time this trip, since we stayed in teaching and then getting schooled in Dominion.
As a bonus, since parents are the only ones to quickly reduce you to a moody and surly twelve year-old, it is now very easy to tack on a few days of quiet recovery in a warm place. Ah, nothing like leaving the Arctic Blast in Seattle, to pad out every morning for a swim in the pool. Palm Springs, you are surprisingly tiny and dull, but we will be back! That was lazy.