Well of course I had a serious conversation with my husband about it. It’s one of those situations where there isn’t really a compromise. Either you go, or you don’t go. There are ways to minimize expense — but the trade off in cost isn’t worth the extra time or inconvenience it would cause. Like we could drive instead of fly, but it would be 17 hours each way, so …nah. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to complain about it on the internet. It does mean that in 2017 there is not a single event that will unseat my travel goals. Births, deaths, weddings, aliens landing on this planet, you get the idea.