and Hubby's too. But mostly mine. As many of you know, Mike and I are headed to NYC to celebrate our birthdays. Me on the 15th. Mike on the 18th. There's not a lot of background to this story, other than I don't want to be in town celebrating this milestone birthday. Not that one actually celebrates 50! Mike is only turning 49, so he has a whole year to decide what he wants to do for his 50th. We had discussed it for a while, but finally booked our hotel and flights on July 5th. We have no firm schedule. Mike would be happy just to ride the hop on/hop off buses all week. I would be happy just to hit museum after museum all week. What ends up happening will be somewhere in the middle. Our flight leaves in less than 12 hours and I haven't even started packing yet. We are flying JetBlue from Buffalo into JFK, and will be staying here: The Marriott on Lexington (@48th). We stayed here six years ago when it was still a Radisson. The price is reasonable (ish) and the location is ridiculously convenient. More to follow ... but not until I get those suitcases packed.