Friday, July 16, 2010

Atlantic City & George's birthday fun

We started off at 8:15 am Wednesday morning on our bus trip.  Now mind you, the trip by car only takes approximately 3 hours, but we didn't pull into the Trump Plaza until 12:15 pm. Long trip. Worth it this time as we didn't have to be the ones driving in all the Philadelphia & 'down the shore' traffic.

We walked down to the Tropicana and checked in to our room. 

From then on it was nothing but fun!! We ate at our favorite lunch stop, Corky's, for BBQ and cole slaw, yum!
Then it was off to the slots - lots of entertainment! By the end of the afternoon, we were ahead! Figured it was time to give it a rest, so we took off outside to walk the boardwalk. It was HOT! Humid! You could cut it with a to stop at the beach bar and cool off with a few frozen drinks :)

Yum, they were good!! More surprises to come!

Unbeknownst to George - his son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters were down in AC as well. We arranged to meet them for dinner at the Rainforest Cafe.

The kids were great, we had a good time! Little Jillian is 3 years old and a cutie. Jaelyn is 6 months old and a little bug :)

They were as good as gold, and George was thrilled to have us all together.

Thursday morning, we checked out, stowed our bag, then ate breakfast. Since our bus didn't leave until 7 pm that evening, we had a lot of  hours to kill. We decided to see if we could play some more without having the machines take all our money, but....oh know the end of story :)

We went back out onto the boardwalk to walk off our dinner from the night before. It was HOT again. Whew..humidity was oppressive. But of course, no trip is complete without our search for ice cream. There are quite a few shops on the boardwalk, but it seems that when I did a search for them, they were the opposite direction of where we were. It was HOT! Now if you've read my blogs before, you know I can never seem to find an ice cream shop! But...I gave it one more shot. Lo and behold, we found one on the Iphone. Mapped it out..not far now! was in the Tropicana! Right where we were staying. :)

I guess turning 60 isn't so bad, now is it?


  1. Glad to see you had a great Birthday Trip!! Sixty looks good on you George:)

    Bill and I visited AC 2 years ago in September and they were building a new hotel-casino on the north end of the Boardwalk. Can't remember the name but was wondering if you got up that far and could tell me if it was complete?

  2. Looks like you guys had an awesome trip! :) It's so nice when you don't have to do the driving, isn't it?

  3. Nancy:

    We didn't go that far north - only as far as the Steel Pier to take Jillian on some rides there. That is across from Trump Taj. Not sure which one you are talking about - perhaps Harrah's? It's the farthest north I believe.