One of the oft-touted perks of working in schools: all those breaks! We used to have two-week breaks twice a year, but now I'm down to a single week in spring (sigh)... But I'll take any opportunity to blow town, see new things, and escape the quotidian... It will all be there next week.
All that sort of obscures the fact that we schoolteachers actually don't have any latitude over when we might want off....I'm already anticipating a show-down between a Thanksgiving-week jaunt and ALAN.