Ben is strapped into his car seat, ready for the first stage takeoff. He’ll be going to Huntington Lake today, then over the mountains via Tioga Pass (still free of snow, amazingly!) and down to Furnace Creek and Papa. He and Hilary have spent the past several days here at the foothill ranch while Papa and his brother did some nasty plumbing repair. Luke and Hilary didn’t want to expose Ben to the possibility of airborne mold that was the result of a dripping garbage disposal that went undetected for awhile. The floor under it was damaged and had to be replaced.
So Ben and Hilary will return to a nice clean house.