I'm excited expect all I see in my future is long work days ahead. And nothing but long work days after Colorado. I'm using all my vacation up for this trip. So I better enjoy every last second because no more trips for a while.
I really feel for you on the vacation time issue!! I don't think anything shapes the bulk of one's life more than limits on vacation time, at least it did for me, and it's a real pain the behind!! I'm just glad you've got the hours for this trip (and time to accrue more for summer!). You WILL enjoy every second of it, I'm sure of it!!!