The girl on the far left said they were returning from a fun trip to a museum. But that was after I met them. Let me back up in the story a few minutes.
I first saw this group crossing the street together. They were happy and animated. I briefly thought about asking to take their picture, but they were well-immersed in their own interactions and I didn’t want to intrude. That’s when they stopped in front of a nearby sign and the woman approached me. She held out her cell phone and asked “Will you take our picture?” [ How ironic was that?! ] I agreed: One shot as requested, straight on and wide enough to include the sign. As I returned the cell phone I said “funny thing…. I often take photos of people who I meet and I’d like to take your picture with my camera, too.” They graciously consented and I steered them to this bench. Now I have a souvenir of their day at the museum, too. 🙂
(Tacoma, July 2014)