We went on our first picnic in the desert! A few minutes out of town, down a dirt (sand, actually) road. Thank goodness for 4wheel drive! Our friends set up camp, got out the quad bikes (ATVs), and lit the barbie (BBQ grill - they're Aussies!). After an afternoon of brushing sand off of little people, digging quad bikes out of the sand (really, you can NOT go up a hill of sand slowly!), laughing as dads thought they could out-do the kids, and finally realizing that there was no point in trying to keep the sand out of your shoes, hair, underware, etc, we grilled burgers and hot dogs as the sun set in the west. A wonderful end to the weekend.