Sunday, June 5, 2011
Quick Stop in Atlantic City
Our Sunday cruise from Cape May to Atlantic City could not have been much nicer. We were on the Atlantic by 7:30 AM. The trip was a little less than 40 miles, so we approached Atlantic City before noon. My photographer, who assures me she NOW has it figured out, took these photos that make it look like we arrived at dusk. It's a good thing she's cute.
Me, giving the boat a spray down after arrival.
We are staying at what until last week was the Trump Marina. Apparently the Donald sold the marina, hotel and casino to the Golden Nugget and the transition is underway. Don't worry about Mr. Trump, half the rest of the buildings in this town have his name on them.
We only had the afternoon and evening here as tomorrow's (Monday's) weather and sea conditions look favorable and begin to deteriorate as the week goes on. So what do we do with this short window of time here? Of course, we went to watch a soccer game! We could not be there in person, so we caught it at a sports bar downtown.
Most of you who know Carrie and I know we spent a considerable amount of time with our daugher Carla's soccer teams in years past. One of the joys of that was watching two of her teammates make it to the highest level in the world, that being the US Women's National Team as well as playing professionally. Stephanie Lopez Cox and Megan Rapinoe both played well today in a 1-0 win over Mexico, and both should be on their way shortly to Germany to represent the US in the Women's World Cup, soccer's ultimate stage. We love those kids!
Arriving back at the marina/hotel/casino, Carrie and I decided to try our luck at blackjack. Ten minutes later we cashed out with enough winnings to pay for our boat slip, lunch, dinner and drinks. Heard a great band on the deck overlooking the marina and enjoyed some fabulous looking ankles.
Early to bed tonight, as we have our longest leg of the trip to date (95 miles) and it's offshore to boot. If all goes as planned, we pass Lady Liberty in New York Harbor tomorrow afternoon. Hope my photographer get's the bugs worked out by then. She seems to have, here's a shot from our boat a few minutes ago, and it is really nighttime now!