A vintage late-night drive back to the homeland in the desert set us up for a classic holiday. With Steph occupied by Worf duty at her parents' place, numerous folks calling out sick, and some recent cross-country migration thinning the ranks... we were over-stocked on pie and vibes. Natalie discovered the joys of avant-garde rock music and The Wizard of Oz. Tomasine graciously made fun of me only briefly for missing an obvious Sequence win. Mom and Dad delivered the goods as expected, yet again. Oh, and dogs! Very good dogs. Super weird having a World Cup going on, though... thanks, corruption!