The family all took a short weekend away, to the north west side of town. Even though it is still in the metro area, the drive still takes 45 minutes. As far as you can get without leaving town.
The "highlight" of the trip was a visit to Biosphere 2. Granted, there was much talk of "I'm bored" from Kiwi and a few incidents of Mr S doing overly dangerous things (did I mention that he almost ran into a well of water? that got everyone's attention.)