While traveling with just the two of us, we have enjoyed watching and listening to families with young children on this trip. We find ourselves grinning a lot--and sometimes offering to take photos as our small part in their adventures.
Bits of conversation we overheard on the trails in Zion National Park:
Mother to son: "You intentionally didn't smile for that picture."
Mother to daughter: "Sarah, you have to hike, not look at ants."
Daughter contemplating a park brochure: "This trail is a lot longer than it looks on the map." (Maybe needs to learn about map scale!)
Father to son just a few feet down the trail: "Are you taking a break already?"
There is so much joy in sharing experiences with one's children. There is also great freedom in traveling with just one other travel companion.