Ah-hah! We did it! The Girls (minus one - we have been buds since 2nd grade) were able to make a get-a-way and spend the weekend visiting and shopping at one of McMennamin's restored historic locations. So much fun to learn the history of the building (we stayed in a former room of ill repute).
As a bonus, I found a bee supply store full of great information and was able to pick up some winter supplies for my girls.