The boys had an incredible time playing with friends. The ran up and down the sand dunes, went dune bashing with some experienced dune bashing friends of ours, and even got to zip line down the sand dune!
There were s'mores galore and more food than our group could possibly eat. The kids even had their own fire to sit around which had little packets of copper flakes tossed into it to turn the fire green. They put their headlamps on and searched the desert for giant beetles, of which they found enough for a small zoo.
We had a seriously great time, and I am so thankful we got away even for just one night. Now, back to the endless pile of marking...