...By the Beautiful Sea!
For the last little while I've had a terrific desire to go to Atlantic City and walk on the boardwalk. I wanted to sniff the ocean air, see the waves and maybe eat a little fudge or salt water taffy. I'm not sure where this desire came from. Before last Sunday I hadn't been to Atlantic City in twelve or thirteen years. On that trip I went to cheer Miss New Jersey in the Miss America pageant. Miss New Jersey was a classmate of my goddaughter and Jess very graciously let me tag along with her friends. Once again, thanks, Jess! It was a lot of fun. I had always wanted to see the pageant in person and we were delighted that Victoria was in the top ten. But since then I hadn't given any thought to visiting Atlantic City again until this spring.
One day in the spring I saw a Groupon offer and for $7.00 (!) I was off to Atlantic City. I made the reservation and was set to travel last Sunday. When I woke up on Sunday I was greeted by massive thunder and lots of rain. I thought of staying home, but decided even if it kept raining I could stay inside at the casinos and have fun getting away. I also thought it just might clear and I'd be upset with myself if at noon the day was bright and sunny.
We arrived at 1:10 P.M. just ten minutes after the sun came out, hot and bright.
Skipped the taffy and went with a taste of butterscotch fudge.
Loved the colors of the ice cream stand. Skipped the soft ice cream, too. The fudge was just right for my sweet tooth.
I hope you enjoyed this visit, too. Atlantic City's not my favorite beach -- I'd vote for Hilton Head or if I'm really feeling luxurious, Sea Island -- it was a lot of fun, though a little frenetic for too-frequent visits. And since we're on the topic of beaches, what's your favorite seashore spot to visit?
Wishes for sun, seashore and lots of good times!