Here's what I learned about visiting grandma's (and grandpa's) house:
1) You are absolutely powerless to punish the children and they know it. If you take away the one thing they care about (their electronics), you have only sentenced yourself to 45 minutes of pure hell until you acquiesce and give them back. D@mnit!!!
2) Roadside peach vendors in Colorado commit highway robbery! We stopped in Palisade Colorado for their world famous peaches (and because we figured buying them at a roadside stand would be much cheaper than a grocery store), only to find out $50 later that peaches and cherries are at a premium. HfH really does love me. Warning, however, when you force the children to get out of the car when it's 100 degrees outside, THIS is the photo you will get:
3) Sometimes lakes in Las Vegas are not a mirage. Right at the state line we were greeted by horrible traffic caused by this:
The Id is now an only child for two weeks and the adventures that are going to ensue will be interesting. We've already allowed her to stay up until 10pm and eat donuts for dinner. The wheels have officially fallen off!!!