I might do a little recharging in a couple weeks when I'm on a work trip down to the Dayton, Ohio area for a week. Depending on how I'm feeling at the end of the days, I may take a couple hours and drive over to the National Museum of the USAF. I've been there before a couple times with the wife, and it's a really cool place to go through, either if you're a history geek or a hardware geek like me.
But, the big "get away and recharge" trip for the wife and I is going to be Labor Day weekend to Atlanta, Georgia. Not sure how much time we'll be spending "sleeping" because there's just going to be so much to see, so much to do, and so many people to see. We are heading to, in the words of the organization, "...the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!" We're heading down for Dragon Con
! Scientists (at least one so far from JPL!) authors, artists, geeks of every stripe, wacky events (including a young lady on stage, with a leaf blower, and volunteer gents in kilts... You figure out what she does with the leaf blower...)
We managed to score a room in one of the host hotels, plus the whole convention (with the exception of some special events, like a costume party in the Atlanta Aquarium) is fairly contained in a few blocks of downtown. Of, course, we're driving down rather than flying, so we took the week before and after the weekend off so we've got time to recuperate from the drive.
(If you can't tell, I am *REALLY* looking forward to this trip!)