I did it! I went to Las Vegas with a friend from work for six days. While it was not exactly the vacation I would have planned I got out of the country and relaxed, which was the intent. Even though this was not the correct place to go with my friend, I am a party person and Vegas is a PARTY town, my friend is not. It was a good thing that I knew this going in otherwise my first vacation would not have been so good. I can hardly wait until next year, I think that somewhere warm is  in the cards.