Losing Track of My Days

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Well, the day got away from me yesterday and I just didn't seem to get the chance to blog.
We spent about half a day in Philly yesterday and then time to drive to Atlantic City, where we are staying at the Wyndham Skyline Tower.
 By the time we were checked in, I had about an hour on the computer, but with the wind storm they had here last night, it's quite possible it's what killed my connection yesterday evening. Was happy to see that things were running normal again on here today. So, quickly about our day yesterday:
- Philadelphia: wow. We don't know how you all do it that may live in this city. The university area within the city, as well as the city itself, are so busy. No place to park, even if you do see where you'd like to stop,people back and forth across the street, even in heavy traffic, and just crazy busy everywhere. 
Seems like paid parking everywhere as well.
Very fast paced. I was told that New York is 10x busier. Wow. I've always wanted to go to New York but we're not sure we would like it if it was 10x busier than what we saw yesterday in Philly.
I was suppose to do a restaurant review at the A&W in Philly but nowhere to park so had to skip it.

      While in Philly though we did get to see the Eastern State Penn though.Loved it. So old and interesting. This is a must see if you are to visit this area. Paid parking close by, souvenir gift shop on site in the building, and helpful staff everywhere to answer questions.It was quite interesting as well to see Al Capone had his own special jail cell. At least it seemed nicer and you could see there had to have either been some pay offs there.

( I wanted to go down this hall but unfortunately this one we could only stand behind a gate and take a photo, but all others seemed open and we got to see all the old cells)

         It was on to the Adventure Aquarium after that. Parking was $10 and then another $24.95 each to visit. ( We stayed about an hour and a half.) Highlights for me were the hippos and the penguins. Outdoors, there is a nice view of the bridge in the area and a great Philly skyline of skyscrapers- perfect for photo opps.

        On our way out of town, we needed to stop for some groceries so found a Whole Foods on Pennsylvania Avenue in Philadelphia. These grocery stores always seem to stay busy. Friendly staff here, their own little parking lot, and great, healthy food inside. Always nice to be able to buy healthy food when one is travelling. Not just to take on the road but to have for the hotel, condo or your travel trailer.

         We do miss our family back home though and our little dog Jake.
         Today we're going to see how far it is within walking distance down to the Boardwalk and ocean. May need to drive as it looks and feels cool out.
View from our room below.


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