Yes, former President Reagan and I actually share a birthday, February 6th. I’m not quite ready to tell you how I spent my actual birthday, but Mrs MJ on Travel and I celebrated my 42nd year with a night at the beautiful W Hotel Washington DC on Saturday night. Yes, I promise a full review of my stay is coming. But today was my actual birthday. There were no big plans to celebrate and I was up at 6:45am almost ready to walk out the door for work this morning when my day took a turn for the worse. Nothing terrible, just worse. I’ll tell you later.

Marriott Rewards actually sent me a “Happy Birthday” email though, which always makes my day better. My gift for having lived this long? An extra elite night credit. I won’t scoff or complain, I’ll take it with thanks! That’s one more night towards Gold status.  Have any readers received a similar birthday wish from Marriott Rewards? What was your gift?