Well we accomplished finding a hotel in New York. I gave up on Priceline and decided to use points to stay at the Marriott Fairfield Inn on W. 40th Street. It seemed like a good use of points considering the hotels rates in NYC in Sept.
I haven't mentioned that I love to take photos of vintage doors. So I included a door photo from my last trip to New York. I plan to add more as the vintage journeys continue. Not sure why but I love to take photos of doors with my little Cannon point & shoot. You are welcome to give me hints as to how to improve my photography.