Riddle, i see you started your own thread with the same query and will post there.
thanks Donna and Sheryl! before i ever even saw a glass egg in person i just knew this was what the doctor ordered - and while still a relative newbie, i consider this one of the best investments (in my sanity) that i have ever made.
by putting us in places where our phones dont work and by leaving the laptops behind ... i noticed i was looking around a lot more. seeing little kids playing everywhere in the campground or just hanging out with their parents - i kept thinking this is SO refreshing! no video games and glazed stares on their faces. these kids were having the time of their life. i think its quite possibly the best thing a family can do. for now we are practicing but as soon a sour little one arrives, she will grow thinking Yosemite is her back yard!
thanks again everyone.