October 11-13, 2013
This was my 3rd year to go the air miles convention in Chicago. This year, Ron Flannagan went with me. This is a good time to talk to other people in the hobby and hear from the bloggers and experts in the industry. It also lets me know that I’m not as crazy as most people in the hobby.
We flew into Chicago using miles on Southwest Airlines. I got a rental car since we flew into Midway and the meetings were near O’Hare. We stayed at the Doubletree in Elk Grove for 20,000 Hitlon points. This is a very good value for this property and included a good breakfast. We had Chicago deep dish pizza both nights. I now have a new favorite, Lou Malnati’s. We enjoyed the convention and had good conversation with some travel nuts, like us.