While our trip was wonderful, and I will expound on that later, I would like to share what happened the last day.
We were at the airport and our flight was oversold, so Delta was asking for volunteers to get bumped from the flight for $400 in Delta flight vouchers. On a whim we volunteered, just because we could, not because we actually expected to get bumped. But lo and behold, we got bumped. We got a total of $800 in vouchers, they put us up at a hotel in South San Fran, gave us meal vouchers and flew us home first class this morning (Sunday).
When I found out that we were actually going to be bumped I cried, literally. After we volunteered I felt like I was so tired and just wanted to get home, but now that I am home that voucher money is going to come in handy. Of course we have thought of a zillion exotic locations whereto we could use the vouchers, but we told the kids that they would be included, because they sacrificed too. So, undoubtedly we will use the vouchers to see a family member at some point in the next year, but we have no idea which ones. I guess it all depends on who woos us in the most persuasive way! :)