Maria just reserved a week at the Carlsbad Inn for my birthday in January!! What fun, that way I won't bother anyone but will be able to see everyone--and get out of the cold and snow for a bit. And she said they will fly me down or pay for my drive. Maybe I will just drive to Sac or Reno and fly from there--we will see. Thanks, kids! I do plan on staying up here this winter but that will be a lovely respite and celebration.