We too have always avoided the CGs on holiday weekends. Been there, done that, have the scars (emotional and physical) to prove it!
This year, I'll be coddling my 9 mos pregnant wife, and trying not to put an ice pick through my ear while getting some shopping in for baby supplies! We'll see how that goes after our last baby shower, which is this weekend too!
2014 Jay Flight 28 BHBE
2015 RAM 2500 6.4L HEMI, Tradesman 4x4, 3.73
Blue Ox SwayPro (BXW 1503)
Upgraded from an REI internal frame backpack and a Eureka 1/2 dome tent!