I saw that roadrunner posted their great race plans already. I think I have mine mapped out for my goal.
Biloxi (2 points) and New Orleans (2 points). Already done 7/5 to 7/8
AirTran Atlanta to Memphis, $69 one way, this will get Tunica (3 points)
Airtran Atlanta to St. Louis, $69 one , this trip will be the doozy.... Flying into St. Louis early Friday, drive 3 hours to Metropolis, IL (2 points), drive back to St. Louis (1 point) spend the night. Wake up early Saturday morning drive 6 1/2 hours to Council Bluffs, Iowa play a couple hours (2 points) drive 3 hours to Kansas City, spend the night in KC (2 points). Wake up Sunday, drive 4 hours back to St. Louis - spend the night in St. Louis and fly back to Atlanta on Monday. I know this sounds crazy but it is very doable for me and my gambling partner in crime. This will be 3 new destinations that I have never been to before.
And then at some time between now and October, I will make the ride to get my 1 point from Cherokee, NC.
This should give me a total of 15 points and 75,000 reward credits if I added correctly :-)
I should have my flights confirmed by tomorrow....looking forward to the challenge. I will keep you posted! Wish me luck....