Hi Big Walt, you might try posting this question in the forum for telescopes, etc. to get more feedback. I'm not sure what your budget is but IMO a great beginner telescope for astronomy might be a tabletop type reflector telescope. Check telescope.com for Orion Skyscanner BL 102mm. It's compact and the dobsonian mount is very stable and easy to use. It will show Jupiter, Saturn/rings, and the brighter deep sky objects such as the Andromeda galaxy (M31) or brighter star clusters and globular clusters. The moon will look splendid. However, it won't do a very good job for terrestrial viewing as a reflector will show images upside down and reversed. Irrelevant for astronomy, but disorienting to say the least for terrestrial use. A more ambitious first telescope might be a 6" dobsonian. The more aperture, the more you'll be able to see. The stable dob style mount means you dont' have to spend big $ for a stable mount.
However, we still need a solution for the terrestrial side of things. An 80 or 90mm 'short tube' style refractor scope would do pretty well both for basic astronomy and terrestrial viewing but you have to be careful here as the quality and stability of your mount is critical for successful viewing.
Perhaps the short term solution is go with a 80 -90 mm short tube style refractor on a tripod, and if you or your daughters get more into astronomy, you can see about a dedicated astro rig.
Another thing to consider is looking up a local astronomy club and attend a star party with your daughters. Free and you can look through all kinds of gear. You might find you like something else, like a small Mak type scope. Going to a star party is probably the best advice for starters, then you can figure out what gear might work best for you.