Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Atlantic City and Philadelphia
Josh's parents had a free room in Atlantic City and let us use it. Thank you Kathy and Kevin!! It was a beautiful room. It over looked the ocean and the boardwalk.
When we arrive I went straight for the slot machines, ready to win millions. I won eight dollars and Josh made me cash out...
We went for a walk down the boardwalk along the ocean. It was practically empty!
The best part about Atlantic City was the free drinks while you gambled. You can actually order them from the machine!!
After Josh's dad headed back home Josh and I found this nice Italian restaurant. We drank wine and ate bread. The food was delicious!! Chicken Oscar and lobster ravioli in vodka sauce.
I could have stayed in Atlantic City for a few weeks except I probably would have gambled away all my money.
There is a famous cheese steak war going on between two very famous cheese steak stands. If you have watched the food network or even if you just live on the east coast you would know, and have a favorite. It's between Pat's and Geno's. They are located across the street from each other and there is always a line, I am told. We of course tried both.
Her is Josh standing next to The Liberty Bell!!! You can even see the crack! Not his but the bells.
If you come to Philadelphia you should definitely take the Horse drawn carriage though. It looked fun and they gave a tour of the whole area. There was so much history to see.
It was a fantastic afternoon of esoteric and incredible sights. There was a plaster cast of Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins. AND their actual attached livers!! And drawers filled with the Chevalier Jackson Collection of objects swallowed and removed.
There are shelves of skulls of people who had committed suicide and who were murders. There were dried skeletons!
We tried to make it to the Rocky statue but traffic was awful and I couldn't get across six lanes of traffic fast enough.
So next time Rocky statue! But definitely go to the Mutter Museum next time you go to Philadelphia and hit Pat's for a cheese steak "wiz wit." which is a cheese steak with cheese sauce and grilled onions, you have to say it right so you don't hold the line up.