We travelled to Canada in March 1997. John James - "J.J.", was two years old. Since we live in Oregon, driving to Kelowna was definitely an option, and the way chose to travel. So, on the first night away from home, we stayed at a hotel in Everett Washington.
We got checked in and were given the keys to our room. I was teaching John how to count and to recognize his numbers, so I showed him the room number when we got off the elevator and told him to go find the room. We toddled down the hall, with him stopping at most doors, until he we found the correct room. As Richard put the key in the door, John pushed past him and ran into the room. He stood in the middle of the room, hands on his hips, turned around a couple of times looking at everything and exclaimed, “Niiiiiiice”. He was already developing discerning tastes and loves to travel to this day – but only the finest accommodations will do!