Our gym doesn't do many out of state/larger national meets, especially not for Xcel. This year, they're sending P/D/SA to a big meet in Florida. We live in New York. The meet is optional, but obviously DD really wants to go. However, it is in the middle of the school year, so it would mean having to miss and catch up on school work. And it would obviously mean a flight for us, and a hotel, and meet fees. So my question is, is it worth all the $ to go just for a day or two?