I'm planning to go to one in Victoria BC this summer. I'll get to meet a number of the Victoria crew from here while I'm there visiting.
I know what you mean about hoping one of them will go with you. I was hoping a lot all of this last year to go to ONE of them somewhere, with the guys. But it didn't work out that way.
I finally decided "screw it-I'm going" even if it means going alone. I think it will be good to get out.
Be patient with the teen. Teenagers generally don't like their parents love lives regardless of the way the love life is created. It's not "cool" to think that your parents are "cool".
We have a 19 year old, 14, 13, 10, 3. Then my little sister is 17. So I know how much fun that can be!
"Love As Thou Wilt"