Homer was trying to make Maggie sleep, but after a few failed attempts, she hinted him that she wants to hear a bed time story, so he started telling the story of the Grand Canyon vacation with the Flanders. The story took place two years ago in 2014 (Not Season 25 timeline), with people from the church volunteering to clean skid row on a saturday. At the end of the cleanup, Ned Flanders won a family trip to the Grand Canyon for being the most selfless cleaner. After reading the pamphlet, Ned realized that it was a two family trip. They invited the Lovejoy family, but they convinced Ned to take The Simpsons with them.