I spy a fundamental misunderstanding of the “I Spy” game

While driving up to the Berkshires yesterday, we played “I Spy” in the car.

Clara: I spy with my little eye something very far away.

My wife and I offered several appropriate guesses, none of which were correct.

Elysha: Can we have a hint, please?

Clara: Do you want a hint?

Elysha: Yes, please.

Clara: Do you think it could be China?

Elysha: Is it China?

Clara: Yes!