The short answer to "how was your weekend?" is that it was wonderful. Words can't do it justice and I don't think pictures can catch what it was like to be there. I hope this gives you a little sense of what it was like.
Obviously a lot happened. I've tried to whittle it down into reasonable chunks and to put it into chronological order, but there's still both a lot left out and a lot of detail! I hope you don't find it too tedious. Luckily for you, Blogger sets a limit of 5 photos per post, otherwise you'd be seeing a lot more warthogs.