Thursday, September 30, 2010

Atlantic City

Hubs and I got home around 1 last night from a trip to Atlantic City. It was a business trip, but it was a lot of fun. I didn't know what to expect, never having been anywhere like it, and it is definitely a different world there. The kind of place where nothing good happens after midnight, so you may as well just be in bed. :)

Not to knock Jersey, but I honestly wasn't impressed. From what I hear, Vegas is a lot nicer and more exclusive. I was especially not impressed with our hotel, Bally's. We changed rooms twice. The first time because there were ants and roaches in our room. The second time because they put us in a smoking room that absolutely reeked (we don't smoke and my sinuses were on fire the second we stepped foot in that room). And in the third room, I was still not impressed- dirty carpets, the ceiling paint was falling in one area, and there were hairs left over the sink from what I expect was the room's last guest. I was expecting a more swanky, elegant hotel, but I guess you get what you pay for and the trip was free. I am very grateful that we were offered a chance to go on this trip, so I don't want to sound like I'm complaining- just call me an amateur hotel rater!

All in all I discovered that I'm a closet gambling addict (just kidding, mom) and that 24 hour Happy Hour in the Wild, Wild West casino sounds like a good idea, but really turns out not to be in the end. I had so much fun playing the slot machines. We were given some spending money when we arrived and even though I left with very little of the money they gave us, at least nothing really came out of my pocket and it was sure fun. I want to go to another casino sometime and try my hand at a poker or blackjack table, something I wasn't brave enough to do this time around.

Atlantic City's best attraction (because I believe there are better casinos and hotels elsewhere) was the boardwalk.

Picture not taken by me. I'm the world's worst at remembering to take photographs of once in a lifetime moments. Oops.

Hubs and I had so much fun walking and walking, seeing all the crazy locals, and just spending much needed time together. I even heard there were some "ladies of the night" walking down the boardwalk, but we weren't out quite late enough for that!

Can't wait until our next vacation already!

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