This has been an interesting month for our family. We moved houses. Our new house is just a couple miles from our old one, but for those who have moved with multiple children, you know distance doesn't make it much easier. Moving is ROUGH! I had forgotten just how rough until we were in the final stages of packing, at that point when "stuff" seemed to multiply like Gremlins. But we did it!
There is a reason the National Lampoon's family vacation movies were such phenomenal hits in the '80s and '90s. They depicted the realities, though hyperbolized, of the typical family vacation, and were and continue to be hugely relatable because we all know how tragically hilarious it can be to watch our own vacation plans take a different turn than we expected.
If you've never lived in or traveled around Arkansas, you might have a somewhat shortsighted perception of The Natural State. I would imagine the generalization to go something like this: uneducated, simple, unreasonably conservative, and then probably a bit about Bill Clinton thrown in there for good measure.