(Strip Number 1055, Original Publication Date, 25 June 1986)
Panel 1: As Elly gets dinner ready, she's distracted by two things: Lizzie alerting her to some dick move of Michael's and learning the real purpose of Phil's visit: planning a camping trip with John.
Panel 2: As we watch Mike smile a nasty smile as he selfishly and cruelly keeps Lizzie's doll away because he's a malicious jerk who needs discipline, Elly asks John "What trip?!"
Panel 3: As she delights me by dislocating Mike's shoulder, John tells Elly that he and Phil are going on a canoe trip.
Panel 4: John says they need to get away from "it all" (which means Mike smugly treating Lizzie like something he dug outta his ear) while at the same time leaving "it all" in a haggard-looking Elly's lap.
Summary: Later on, John would get a train set and workshop so he could both be on the property and leave Elly stuck with "it all." Also, I wonder how many people got goaded into hating Aaron as much as Lynn clearly seems to when they see his avatar act like what Red Green calls a fist-magnet.