Fun in New Jersey

One of the things that I love most about Trey is his love for adventures. We love to go on vacation and see new places and it's even more fun when it is spur of the moment! As we were driving up to Cape May on Thursday we realized just how close Atlantic City is and neither of us had ever been there. We decided that after graduation on Friday and lunch that we would head to Atlantic City for the night!
As we drove in on the expressway

It took less than an hour to get there and then we drove around for a little bit to find a hotel. I don't know what we would do without smart phones - we use the GPS on our phones to find our way and looked up hotel prices so we didn't walk into one and try to get a room for $300 a night! We wanted to find a decent hotel but not too expensive.

We decided to stay at Resorts which is on the boardwalk, near the Taj Mahal. We went up to our room for a few minutes to look at the map and paper of what is going on around for the night to try to decide what to do.
Our room for the night (we were in the older "ocean tower")

The view out of our hotel window
We walked around the boardwalk for a while. We walked down the boardwalk and over to "The Walk" outlets and did a little bit of shopping! After we shopped we came back looking for a place to eat dinner. We decided on Harry's Oyster Bar and Seafood, in Bally's hotel. It was really nice, the hotel is shaped in a U and the restaurant is in the middle, facing the courtyard. It was cooling down outsides and really enjoyable weather.

The view from our table at dinner!


We enjoyed a great dinner and then strolled back down the boardwalk enjoying the interesting sights, eating ice cream along the way.
The boardwalk lit up at night

We had to get up early and head out on Saturday, I had to be back to town by 6:30 for Leesville's graduation ceremony. On our way out of the hotel we just had to gamble (as we hadn't the night before). We put $20 on black in roulette - it hit so we doubled our money and walked out!
Foggy early morning heading out of NJ

The drive back went pretty well and we got home to VERY excited doggies :)

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