I took my act out-of-town. Can you guess where I’ve been? I didn’t travel by railroad and I didn’t travel across to the other side of the country. I’m learning that “interesting” is as likely to “live” across the street as it to reside across the country. Also, this wasn’t a 20 day journey but, more like a 2 day outing.
Here are a few more clues:
I traveled via dog.
The place I visited was once the playground for the wealthy.
Susan Sarandon was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the film named after this place.
It is the home of the world’s longest boardwalk.
It is the former home of the Miss America Pageant.
This place inspired the popular board game Monopoly.
The answer is (drum roll) – Atlantic City!
I got to tag along with my cousin who was presenting workshops at a conference in Atlantic City.
I traveled via Greyhound bus (see 1st clue) on the special service called the Lucky Streak. It’s a great deal; at $35. You get an open ended round trip ticket and $20 credit for gaming. The buses have reclining seats, foot rests, electrical outlets and internet access via Wi-Fi. I bunked with my cousin so, accommodations were free (although I did put in a little sweat equity by helping to prepare workshop handouts and toting the biggest box of Leggos I’ve ever seen).
There was fine weather in Atlantic City and I did notice a few hearty folks on the beach and in the water but, at 70 (breezy) degrees I thought it was to cool to strip down to my bathing suit. Instead, I spent 2 days enjoying the sunshine and the sea air while wondering the world’s longest boardwalk. I did window shopping at the upscale Pier Mall and did actual shopping at the more budget friendly Atlantic City Outlets. I played the slots and had a little taste of boardwalk cuisine (?) fried fish and chips, corn dogs and cotton candy. I’m hoping that all the walking I did will offset the grazing.
Here are just a few snapshots from Atlantic City.