I read this story and chuckled.
Not so much about them wanting to elope. About the fact that they only packed swimsuits.
Kids. Only worried about the necessities.
Funny thing is, when I was 10, my sister and I traveled to visit our cousin with her grandparents. We wanted her to come back home with us, so we smuggled her in the car by hiding her in a blanket on the floor of the backseat. We got about five miles from her house, which seemed really far to us, when she popped up. We were convinced 5 miles was too far for her grandparents to turn around and return her. We were wrong. Apparently when the whole trip is 300 miles, 5 miles is nothing. Who knew?
Want to know what we packed for her escape? One Barbie. One pair of clean underwear. Oh. And a swimsuit.
Like I said. Necessities.