I have cleverly called this trip report : Harbaugh’s Last Chance. Like last year, I am going to Michigan’s opener (see Jerry’s World Trip Report). This year it’s against the Catholic boys of Notre Dame. If there’s a team I hate just as much as Ohio State, it’s Notre Dame. Recalling how much rooms were in Columbus when I went to see Michigan lose to Ohio State (see Buckeyes Wolverines 2016), I decided to book ahead of time. Here is what is available:
Those are some incredible rates. In need of divine intervention, I tried searching for points options in those locations. As you can see, the Aloft did not have any. Here’s what Marriott has available:
Are they crazy? Look at the categories. Even if I wanted to use my Marriott free night from my Chase card, I could not. Luckily for me and for those of you who want to come, the Hyatt is available for 24k points for two nights:
Of course, the devil is in the details. There is a non-refundable deposit due if you book. I still need to find flights and tickets, but I am tempted to book this and force myself to go see Michigan and Jim Harbaugh underperform.
Anyone else going?