I was thinking that perhaps I should make it clear we didn't actually take our kids down for a week of gambling in Vegas! It sort of sounded like it.
A family reunion brought us to the desert and a discovery that there is a bit more to Vegas than flashy hotels and glittering shows.
The beauty of vacation is that you can just sit around and veg in the heat, and that's just what we adults did. The kids were oblivious to the heat and spent tons of time running through the yard (grass!), playing in the treehouse (trees!), and jumping on the trampoline.
It really was a lovely little oasis in our normally hectic lives.