WooHoo! I am so excited right now. Our best friends Carlos and Heather moved to Atlanta (the ATL) about a year ago and although Jacinda has been out there twice to see them, I have yet to see where my friends even live. Such a weird feeling to be so connected through digital means, but to be so far away physically.
I went through the pain-staking process of searching for flights, seeing how many miles it took, calling Marriott to see how my points converted, then going back to the airline only to realize I didn't have enough points, searching the airlines again, changing plans, getting Marriott to transfer the points to American Airlines, waiting for the points to show up, flight I wanted was gone, change plans again, and finally accept the 3.5 hour layover in DFW, but you know what…it's gonna be worth it to see my brother and his family.