No family vacation would be complete without experiencing the unexpected, even if the unexpected is not what is desirable. On Friday, James started complaining about his right eye not blinking. It looked fine, so I told him to wash his face and think of something else. Several hours later he was complaining that he couldn't blink with his eye. Sure enough, his right eye blinked slower and fewer times than his left. We were on our way to an awesome science museum, so the problem was forgotten. After the museum, we noticed that when James smiled, only the left side of his mouth went up. When he shut his eyes, the right eye stayed open at the bottom. A call to our pediatrician in Latrobe led us to the Children's Hospital in Portland. He was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy, which is basically facial paralysis with the cause unknown. He should make a full recovery within several months.