Sorry to hear you have been under the weather! I works for pulmonologists and can attests to the attest to the fact that respiratory crud is EVERYWHERE right now. Bummer about your friends backing out on the trip! We have tried several times to vacation with friends and family members, and it's always a sticky wicket. It's usually either the best of times or the worst! We tried to get my BIL and SIL and family to join us last year, but our vacation/touring strategies are so vastly different, I knew it wouldn't work out. My MIL has joined us for the last few years, but she is very easygoing and likes pretty much all the same restaurants/activities we do (plus she splits the cost of the rental house - score!). I hope next week is a better one for all the Bo-Binas!