went to the desert this weekend and had a great time. they learned that it's much better to have the wives there to cook and clean, though. (karen, we're appreciated!) i spent the weekend home with a cold, one sick child and a teething baby. not so much fun... i was happy to hear the stories they had to share. a black eye, smelling salts and a heck of a good time. good to have them all home in one piece and a smile on thier faces. more good memories of good times.