When I heard about the "Big Night Giveaway," I had to get in on it. I've only been in the points and miles game for about 2 or 3 years now, but it feels like it's been forever. This was my first mattress run, and I have to say, It felt freaking AWESOME! My mother-in-law bought a triple white VW Beetle Convertible on ebay. We live in SAT, and the car was in DEN. Naturally, I offered to fly out and drive the car back. Did you know that there is a Country Inn & Suites AND a Park Inn in ABQ? I did, and I 'stayed' at both of them on the drive back to Texas. Colorado was absolutely BEAUTIFUL to drive through on this sunny June day! I stopped in Colorado Springs for lunch at a great little cafe that had gluten-free options for me. It's called The Olive Branch, and I can't recommend it highly enough! Then, it was on to my favorite city in the United States - Albuquerque, NM! My wife and I go to the Balloon Fiesta every year, and I wasn't going to pass up an opportunity to spend an evening/night in my favorite hotel in the whole world - the Homewood Suites in ABQ. Unfortunately, I needed to stop by two inferior hotels first, to get 94,304 Club Carlson points.