Who would you ban from your car this summer?

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lev radin / Shutterstock.com
I can’t remember the last time I asked you for help mediating one of my own disputes. But I could use a little help with this one.

We’re on a three-week road trip from Orlando to Philadelphia, with stops in the Florida Panhandle (we’re currently at the Holiday Inn Resort here) Atlanta and Washington. It’s all of us — two adults, three kids ages 6, 8 and 11.

Our “banned” list already includes any food that crumbles, particularly cookies and crackers. Our Hertz rental car would look like a federal disaster area, otherwise. There’s also a moratorium on loud toys, like my daughter’s stuffed bear that belts out Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

But we can’t agree on the music.
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An truly unbelievable day for snowshoeing in Keystone, Colo.

Aren Elliott in Keystone, Colo.
Aren Elliott in Keystone, Colo.

Today is one of those days when you say to yourself, “I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

The “here” is Keystone, Colo., with my entire family. After a day of blizzard-like conditions but excellent skiing the weather cleared up today.
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