There were no jail breaks, but I was hummin' Thin Lizzy as Isaac rolled back home about 7:15 this morning from his trip to California. They went to San Diego, Sequoia National Park, the Grand Canyon, Denver, and Omaha (well, and various other places too) in just under a week (they left last Saturday night). No car problems, great weather, and good times. I haven't asked yet if they found what they were looking for.
Some notes for my own failing memory: 34 hours from Indy to San Diego. 6-hour driving shifts. One night in a hotel room all week, $35, and daylight coming through around the drywall. A $70 oil change in Graham's Blazer. Can't drive over the mountain in California or you will die. Built a fire at the Grand Canyon and sat on the edge. A Kerouac-frequented restaurant in Denver. Night in a cabin near Denver with cousin Seth. A few hours in Omaha with Caldwell. Lots of pictures on mom's camera. I probably don't need to know much more than that.
You can see his pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/isaachorwedel
Today Drew Carrie heads off to Michigan for the weekend. Tomorrow the boy goes back to school.