Next week the boy and I are going on vacation…sort of…
I guess this could be considered more of a ‘staycation’ (who invented that stupid term anyway!?). We don’t really consider it a ‘real‘ vacation unless we are hopping on a plane and heading somewhere hot and sunny and we sip fruity drinks with umbrellas in them…know what I mean? Since we didn’t plan a beachy getaway this year and our vacation days are piling up, we will be spending a week down in Atlantic City at my aunt’s condo on the boardwalk. At least this will be MUCH cheaper than an actual vacation since we don’t have to fly anywhere and lodging is FREE!
This will be the longest time we are spending down in AC…I think prior to this my longest stay there was about 5 days or so. The boy and I are not big gamblers but we will most likely try out luck out at the casinos this time around – he learned how to play craps when he went to Vegas last year and he said he’d teach me! I’m sure the week will fly by quickly since I have plenty planned for us. There’s so much down in AC that we haven’t done for one reason or another. In addition to doing a lot of shooting I plan on dragging him to two light houses (one in AC and one in Cape May), walking along the boardwalk and the Pier Shops at Caesars, checking out the Atlantic City Aquarium, doing some shopping at The Walk, going to Steel Pier (I haven’t been there in YEARS…maybe he can win me another obnoxiously large stuffed animal!), spending an afternoon on the boardwalk in Cape May, taking a Victorian Estate Tour and having dinner at the Lobster House afterwards! So uhh…yeah…I’m sure the week will fly by! And we will be packing our swimsuits and gym clothes as well…the fitness center and pool at the condo have been newly renovated and I plan some early morning runs along the boardwalk since I’m still on the fence about the Turkey Trot. The good thing about all of the activities planned is that most of them are dirt cheap! Admission to the aquarium is only $8 and the lighthouses are $7! I will just have to hold the boy back and take his wallet when he is playing the boardwalk games!
We plan on eating out about half the time and cooking the rest. Recently the boy complained about my cooking – the nerve right!? Saying “You always cook the same things but you follow so many cooking blogs!” I should have thrown the stack of takeout menus at him that instant! The TWO meals he has cooked me were tater tots and chicken nuggets, and a tuna/egg salad sandwich. HMPH! So over the next few days I’ll be browsing the blogs to find some new recipes. Our dining out meals haven’t been finalized yet but I do hope to squeeze one casino restaurant in there…there’s so many to choose from!
Time to figure out what to pack!