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We drove 210 miles in 4 hours.
We were still reeling from the weekend and the news from Jade that she had decided to pull out of her planned trip to meet us.....2 days prior to the departure date.
So our spirits were not particularly high when we rolled into town. Atlantic City is another one of those towns that is far more famous than it should be. It has definitely passed its prime, though looking at it ...
... to Atlantic City, but I was really not impressed with what was there. The tourist area was minimal and there were no souvenir shops as far down as I walked. The only thing available to me was a shopping mall along the beach where most of the stores had closed so it looked minimal. There were also restaurants and Casinos, but really, I had no desire to waste a fortune trying to score big.
We arrived in Atlantic City on Wednesday and I'm writing this entry on Friday night, so you can see it's been a good trip so far, too busy too blog!
Thursday was cold and we woke up to thunder so both the beach and the pool were out. We toured the activity rooms and the kids ran up and down the halls a bunch but by ...
Yesterday was only a 3 hr drive which was so easy after it long ones! We stopped twice to kill some time, once at the Purple Penguin roadside food stand for Russ to get a Philly cheesesteak and second time for beer. The Purple Penguin had an awesome old school metal playground ...
... ever eaten. It was neat to eat in a place so well known though.
Our next stop was Caesar's Palace. We are not ones to generally gamble - as I am one who wants to have something to show for my money. (Tommy says he doesn't encourage me to gamble because I have an addictive personality... nah!) Well, those silly machines just kept making noises so I feed them two dollars, for which I walked away empty handed. I think it was ...