Posted on April 10, 2016
It’s the birthday boy’s big day and today was all about him. He finally figured out what he wanted to do, so we packed up our things, some more than others, and jumped in the car. I had the luxury of falling asleep in the back. My wake up call came from a huge sign that read “Diner” oh, I was ready for some grub. The California turkey burger sounded delicious, and it definitely looked pretty. It was a little on the bland side, but let’s face it, when you’re starving everything tastes amazing.When we arrived at the hotel, we were a little disappointed that the shuttle bus service that was offered was no longer available. Thank goodness for Uber, it actually ended up being cheaper and we had more control of it. This has been my second time in a casino, but I didn’t have the balls to gamble quite yet. Chris was persistent on me “getting my feet wet”. I was so nervous. I started on the Wheel of Fortune and did pretty well for myself. Heeeeey!
The men were more focused on the machines, and I was getting frustrated because I like to understand what I’m doing instead of just pressing random buttons everywhere.
I was pretty entertained with a group of Dominican guys who were at a blackjack table, so when Chris jumped in, I was so hype….. and what made it even better, he won!
Our Uber ride back was popping, especially since I was playing dj. Our Uber driver had an ipad set up in the backseat, which was a pretty perfect touch. I started blasting all birthday songs back to back, and even the driver started getting excited with us. When we got back to the hotel we made one last toast to the birthday babe, because the next day, it was time to drive back. Ugh.
Posted on August 9, 2015
Vacations. We all need them, and want them even more. Chris’s mom, Millie has spoiled us rotten. She planned a whole family trip to Atlantic City. I’ve been brushing up on my card gaming skills, you know, just in case.
I have never been, and was pretty excited.
The car ride was pretty uncomfortable, but we all managed through, when we finally got to spread our legs, the sight of the hotel made us forget about the pain. The lobby was full of machines, everything was so bright and light up. I only thought to myself.. If this is how cool A.C. looks, imagine Las Vegas?
We headed to the rooms to get comfy, and headed right back out to roam the Atlantic City boardwalk, which was pretty chilly surprisingly. When we got back, the boy, Chris and Matthew, taught us girls how to play poker. I’ve always wanted to learn, and even though Chris has tried to teach me before.. for some reason, I was finally understanding it now. Maybe it had to do with all the beer in my system.
The next day, we roamed the boardwalk some more, played in the sand and soaked up some sun rays with more beers. Beers are always the answer.
Dinner with the family was great. We all had burgers, keeping it simple and oh, so satisfying.
I’ll admit, that bubble bath was everything, especially since I had a special someone and some wine to join me. The hotel pool party was way too good, and i was feeling the buzz in no time. I was pretty much in my own world the whole time.
Chris started making conversation with some girl in a white dress and after a couple minutes I decided to go be nosy (you know…just in case) and when I looked at her, I immediately recognized her. I’ve met Laurie about once and have had her on my social media for some time now. We spent the rest of the night chatting up a storm, and drinking with her and her beau.
The morning and check out time came a little too quickly. Chris was knocked out, while I packed our things. Ashley and Matt were already done and I’m running around trying to make sure we didn’t forget anything.
This tiny getaway was much needed. i had a great time. Thank you so much Millie, for allowing to be a party of your family’s escapades.