She never once asked, "Do you have enough gas, Daddy?" "Did you bring enough money?" She was never in the slightest bit worried about her Dad's ability to think of the details. Therefore, she never felt the need to know those details. She never worried and the journey still turned out to be exceptional. The journey, the destination and the anticipation was meant to be thrilling. Her parents planned the whole exciting package with the intention of making memories.
This story has always reminded me of how our Lord likes to see us thrilled with his adventures. His adventures are our adventures. We do not, will not, know where he is taking us. He invites us and we can go if we want. Who wouldn't want to go, anyway! He drives the car and we can pester him with quirky questions. It can't get better than that.
BTW, my friend's surprise was the amusement park with extended family members. I was very jealous. :-)