I went back to Atlantic City yesterday and I had a great time. I decided to rent an umbrella and it was an amazing investment. I didn’t get too burned and in the last hour on the beach, it was lovely sitting in the shade to dry off. Perfect view of the water and it was relaxing.
The water was still rough; not as rough as three weeks ago and fortunately, my stuff didn’t get caught in high tide! I decided to set up camp further back on the beach, just in case. A mother and her daughter had arrived, her daughter wanted to set up camp near the water and I said, “just a word of warning. Three weeks ago when I was here, the tides were high and my stuff got caught up in it. The tides are still strong.” She thanked me.
Also, the water was freezing cold and it was perfect! Yesterday was 93 degrees and that coldness just felt so refreshing. I wish I had a boogie board, but it was fun swimming in the waves.
Before I packed up for the day, this guy was walking back to the beach with French fries and seagulls were following him. I wish I had my phone out earlier, but the seagulls followed him back to his spot. The scene reminded me of something from Hitchcock’s The Birds.
Dinner at Chickie’s and Pete’s was good, but I made a reservation and they wouldn’t honour it. I had to wait in line and I was seated at 5:30 instead of 5:15. I also sat there for 20 minutes without a waiter, I said something and was told they changed shifts and the hostess ended up waiting on me. The steamed clams were delicious, I ate some of the crab nachos (I had the rest today), but it was disorganized.
I wanted to catch the 6:40 bus back to Philadelphia, but ended up catching the 7:10 bus back. Oh well, at least I was crowned Miss America!
I had such an enjoyable and relaxing day.