In other news, I also have my plans for the trip in July almost solidified. At this point, I can at least get plane tickets ordered and other reservations made... I knew what day I was flying to New Mexico and when I was coming back from California but, until last night, I wasn't sure which of two days I'd be going between the two.
Also nice is my being able to get one of the hotel nights in CA for free. I'm hoping to apply that to the most expensive night (staying 3 weeknights and a Friday, and the rates rise sharply on weekends there)... I didn't get a straight answer about that from the chain's online support, so I'm going with the assumption that I'll be able to. I guess that will be tested when I actually reserve the room :-)