Well, we did it. Jabber and I sat up late last night and booked a (nonrefundable) trip to Las Vegas for Christmas; December 25 to the 28th. In the week between talking about it and looking again, airfare went up close to $100 per person, so it was now or never. No choice now for the kid to come home for the holiday, even if he wants to! About 12:15 I said, "Okay, it's after midnight. If we're going to do this we need to make up our minds." Being who I am and the way I am about money, I actually clicked, "Complete Purchase" at 2:00 this morning! I am NOT good about spending money on something non-refundable better than 5 months in advance. But it's done. We'll be staying in a cheaper, Freemont Street hotel, where the gambling is cheap, and looking for an Elvis to sing Blue Christmas for us!