It turns out that he kind of gets weekends. I guess how it works is that if they happen have a short duty day fall on a weekend or holiday then they get that day off. So for him that happens to be Saturday and Monday this weekend.
My plan is to go up there tonight so i can spend the day with him Saturday, entertain myself until about 7pm on Sunday, watch some fireworks, then spend most of Monday with him and come back Monday night. It's a little bit broken up and not ideal but it's better than nothing! They've got a mall there, if i sleep in, and take my time getting ready, i could spend most of a day at the mall, right? :)