The Linzes are the first to pull out of the parking lot, followed closely by the Weavers. Oh, and Rebecca (I believe, from the voice) pulls out the following gem to describe the majestic, mist-covered volcano they have just visited: "That was the dumbest volcano I've ever been to." You know...those are just bad-mannered people. It's slightly less alarming with Rolly, because he's 14, and frankly he doesn't talk as much as his chitty-chat sisters, but they're just rude, the lot of them.
In the Gaghan car, Bill thanks Carissa for running. As we discussed in their thread this week, my sense is that they spend a lot of time praising Carissa partly because she's little. Billy has a certain hyper-mature gravitas that I think makes it more effective to treat him more like an adult, without all the "Good job, sweetie!" that you give to a nine-year-old. I don't know that he'd even want that. I think he'd be like, "Don't bother me, I'm in show mode!"
The Paolos, not having gotten the memo on how stupid the volcano was, are still talking as they drive away about the "unbelievable view." Well, those are the dumbest volcano-seers I've ever been around. What will they have left to say if they ever see a good volcano, huh? Don't have a quick answer for that one, do you? Wally and the Tonyas, meanwhile, are back at the visitor center or something, trying to get themselves a map to the plantation. (Wally, in my head: "I always need a map. The girls don't need a map .") The Gadzookskis take off in their van, leaving Wally and the Tonyas to get on their way last.
In the Linz car, they discuss the Yield, and how they have to remember to step on the mat and say they're not Yielding anyone. And then they stop and think about how maybe they should Yield someone. Like...the Weavers, for instance. Alex wonders whether they should "just suck it up and be mean for a day." Oh, Mean For A Day. That would be the best game show ever! I would so totally apply. There would be a bonus round with spitting. Call me, Game Show Network!