Sitting in the back seat, I heard them discussing the directions and something about, “Are we going west?” It was around 5 p.m., so I looked up, saw the sun behind us, and said, “We’re going east.” They very quickly and strongly disagreed. I was in my 20s and wasn’t driving, so whatever.
Surprise! This former Girl Scout knew that when the sun is behind you in the afternoon, you’re going east because the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Later, I was told I should have been more forceful in my declaration. But I was young.