Completely child-free weekend? a whole weekend?
It does happen occasionally ... maybe twice last year.
But ... the children get older every day ... they begin to need less supervision
... they start to go away on their own (cubs/scouts etc.)
... and every once in a blue-moon the elder children can be coerced into overnight child-care duty.
80s cheese is ok ... so is 70s, or even 60s ... not sure I'd be persuaded to travel right across the country though ... there's still the Sunday evening parenting and the getting ready for school the next day thing.
Besides, I've seen many of you out when you are
being supervised by your young ones ... unsupervised is beginning to sound a little scary