Saturday, September 8, 2012

Great Northeast Road Trip 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012 – Headed North

Road Trip Begins:  We left at 6:30 this morning.  Really nice day for driving – not too hot.  It was nice to travel on roads other than interstates – I enjoy the small towns. 
We drove over/under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.  Over 17 miles over and under the ocean.  We stopped at the gift shop/restaurant on the bridge – it is built in the middle so traffic traveling both ways can stop. 
We took the ferry from Lewes, Delaware to Cape May, New Jersey – about 45 minutes.  Smooth trip across the water with 100 cars on board.  We relaxed in the air conditioned upper deck lounge.
Cape May is a beautiful old town full of old Victorian homes – many have been renovated and painted in the traditional Victorian colors.  Very pretty town.  We did spend some time in an antique shop – didn’t see anything we had to have.
We got to Atlantic City, New Jersey about 5:30.  We have a room at the Resorts Casino/Hotel – very nice – right on the boardwalk with a view of the beach.  After checking in, we walked on the boardwalk.  The famous steel pier right out the doors of our hotel.  Lots of little food vendors on the boardwalk – smelled so good.  We ate a hamburger and fries – the vendors each specialized in something different so we got the burgers at one and the fries at another – very good street food.  Third Brother did have one complaint when they handed him his Coke – looked like a kids’ sippy cup – it was that small. 
We tried to get back to our room without being lured into the casino – we failed of course.  I lost $10.00 but I had about $50.00 worth of fun.  Third Brother won!  He started with $20.00 and left with $33.25 – hard to believe he left without losing it.  The night’s not over yet.
A very good day.

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