Monday, October 06, 2008

Lights, camera, action

Today we drove to Atlantic City NJ, about half an hour away. What a place! Bright lights, beautiful beaches, and lots to do.

Our first stop was to see Lucy The Elephant. It was closed when we got there but we parked and we got to see her from the outside which was quite impressive.

On our way to The Strip we saw beautiful beaches and gorgeous houses. The houses are all different styles, almost all of them were two stories, but they were all different types and shapes.

Once in Atlantic City we headed down Pacific Avenue to check out all the hotels and see The Strip. There are flashing lights and interesting things to see everywhere.

We went to The Quarter next to the Tropicana Hotel. There we found a Cuban restaurant so of course we had to go in. It was excellent, the ambiance was quite nice, and we got really good service from our friendly server, Carl.

Then we walked through the casino at the Tropicana. We watched people playing at the tables and the slots. But neither one of us likes to gamble so we didn't spend any money.

Next we went downstairs to walk the famous Boardwalk. This is a cool place with lots of gift shops, pizza places, ice cream shops, and massage places. Unfortunately you can’t see the ocean from the Boardwalk because the dunes are too high.

It was getting late so we decided to hit the road. We drove to Long Island NY. We knew we should get gas before leaving NJ and it is a good thing we did. We paid $3.11 per gallon. During the rest of our drive we saw much higher prices so we were glad we filled up in NJ.

We found the first Walmart in Long Island and stopped for the night.

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