What is it that I want, anyway?

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I have four days off in a row. This is pretty rare. One of those is an actual paid vacation day, from the singular client who does that. Of course, she forgot to tell me until today, and tomorrow is that day off, but whatevs. So, I have these days off, and a very little extra money...what should I do? What do I want to do? What do I want? Well, what *I* want is to get the fuck out of the city and go somewhere where I can be in nature and then go inside and have a hot toddy and knit. Four days of that would be great. But....I do have a teenager to think about. This one:

So, what do I want? I want not to hear "I'm bo-o-o-o-o-o-red" all weekend. I want not to repeat Thanksgiving and the strained back that only this week has begun to feel normal again (a month later). So, what does she want? I think she wants to hang around with her friends, although she says she's fine to do whatever I want. On the other hand, she doesn't ask me what I want.
So, here are some options:
1. Stay here this weekend. I had already planned to have an anti-Xmas party on Sunday. There's also a weirdo party on the 24th. I could take kid to The USS Hornet Museum on Friday and the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum on Saturday. We could have our usual Sunday brunch at the Piedmont Cafe, since they are open on Hexmass.
2. Go away for the weekend. The bed and breakfast that I stayed at with Blondy for my birthday last year, in Ft. Bragg, is open. As are other hotels in that area. Left to my own devices, this would be my first pic. Beautiful up there. But it involves getting the kid to pack a suitcase, and there's cat care to arrange.
3. Leave the kid and go away myself for one night. I might not even have to go to Ft. Bragg. Just Muir Beach. Just something that's not fucking Oakland.
4. Take her on a day trip. The Train Museum in Sac'to (maybe via Amtrak?), the Monterey Bay Aquarium (her request. I've been there just once and it required the use of valium....)

Fuck it. I don't know.