I know what you mean...wife and I just came back after going back home to NY 4 a visit with my folks for X-mas. We were able to escape by ourselves to go check out the Color Purple on Broadway. There was a family event at a cousin, aunt or uncles house every single day while we were there...I was just trying to chill with Pops who just came out of the hospital (prostate cancer) and help mom out a little around the house...He'll be all right tho..they caught it early.
I try not to travel during New Year's....Wife had a New Year's Eve gig in Vegas last year and I went....Crazy!!. Shoulda stayed my butt in LA!