Jean and I take a trip to New York City to celebrate my 40th birthday!

The Empire State Building. It's an icon, and neither Jean and I had been up it before, so we had to go. But I have to say I thought it was a big tourist trap. There were very few people there because of the time of year. But the crowd control ropes were still set up AND they looped you all over the place on detours when you could have just gone straight to the elevator, going by photographers, people selling maps, people selling all kinds of stuff. Mail chutes