They spent time visiting their brother who lives there with his mom. That was really great for them since they haven't seen him in forever. They actually have two brothers there, but they do not ever get to see the other one. It is a sad situation really, but one that I cannot change for them.
All in all they managed to squeeze quite a bit of education into their trip so I guess I can't complain. Especially since they selected most of what they did. The side visits to Build-Bear, Toys R Us and Chucky Cheese don't sound so bad after that :) I am glad they had a good time, and even though I missed them, I enjoyed a bit of peace and the chance to get things done at home without them under my feet the whole time!