but, i also wonder if what abby is saying is: you can't change your parents mind on this one, so here's the way to appease them and go on the trip.
Originally Posted by curlyroller
That's what it sounds like to me. This woman's parents sound really, really domineering. However, if she doesn't want to deal with their rules (or go on this trip without them getting totally po'd at her), it's pretty obvious what her options are.