Our kids have been treated to an extra-long weekend thanks to Columbus Day and a school conference day. They’ve had some much-needed downtime. My 9th grader seems to have been playing his bass non-stop. He has quite the course load this year, so he hasn’t been able to play as much as he wanted. Originally I thought we could take a ride to Guitar Center Manchester CT, but with work and some other family events we couldn’t swing it this time around. We’ll have to get there sometime though — he’d have a blast looking around, I’m sure!