Thank you both for your [Mod - Happy Thoughts]istance. I should have included that I'm using xSquakbox for x-plane which doesn't have a "fetch from server" option. I rechecked the text logs and didn't see anything in there from them.
Bradley, you're correct, I absolutely did not include a route (newb mistake) which is why ATC was sending a suggestion back to see if it would work for me. Lessons learned on paying attention to detail.
Looking forward, I might see if I can use another client as a standalone for cases like this and see how it works out. Thank you again for your [Mod - Happ