We never thought a long weekend made sense. But I watched the airlines and the holidays. One of our most memorable vacations was last year. We decided to do a quick Halloween trip. We had a long weekend in September. We flew down on Friday, did the MNSSHP on Saturday and came home on Sunday. It was awesome and so memorable for us. It was just the two of us, so I can understand with little ones that it becomes more difficult. We would have never dreamed that possible when our daughter was growing up with all the school activities, etc.