Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Day Trip with the Fam....

Mid-week trip to ATLANTIC CITY with Family

My parents live in a 55+ community where daytrips are planned quite frequently. Being that mom and dad haven't been out of the house in over a year due to Grandmom's health, they felt it would be a good idea to get out and enjoy the Autumn air by the sea and take in a show. Dad wanted to treat me to accompany them and my aunt (who also lives in the same community) to the bus trip.

Bless their hearts...always thinking of others.

Now keep in mind I was the youngest one on the bus....The median age was 70. I was outnumbered! But, I knew my mom especially needed a chance to get out of the house after everything that she went through this past year. I wanted to go and make sure she was having a good time.

check out vintage Atlantic City Boardwalk. Then...
....and Now. I kinda like the "then" version better.

The highlight of my day was when I started to get bus sick.

I have a terrible time with middle ear and motion sickness...and at the very moment I told my aunt next to me that I feel sick, I received a text from my husband: "Are you BUS SICK YET?"

The man knows me well...Perfect timing.

I think I need to lie down...I may faint.
Tums? Air? Bed? Anything?

Also perfect timing was the fact that he was driving his truck back from work on I-95 norhtbound at the same time the bus was going southbound. He told me to look out the window and there was my cutie husband beeping the horn and waving to me! That made my day!

Finally got out of all that noise and lights and enjoyed the scenery!
I brought some fresh Philly Soft Pretzels to hand out on the bus in the spirit of Give and Get. "If I give them pretzels, maybe I'll win some cash on the slots". I am not a gambler. The thought of spending so much time in a loud, noisy overstimulating casino makes me edgy. Still, I had 4 dollars set aside to play in the nickel machine. My first spin, I won $11.50. My 2nd machine awarded me $12. The pretzels cost $13. I spent about 5 dollars in the slots. So I came out ahead by 5 bucks. I'm a winner, dangit!

Wish you were here!
Always glad you took a moment to read!


Lola said...

What a nice day trip! I've always been curious about tagging along on retirement community trips. Do they enjoy having a "young person" along? (Maybe you can finally explain to them how e-mail works!) Or do they think you're an interloper?
- LolaGeek

mrs.leah.maria said...

You are too funny! :)

Vintage Gal said...

hey if i bring the food, i'm not a whippersnapper after all! lol

Finesse said...

Your parents are even cuter than I remembered!

I can't believe M was right there on the highway and you saw him! You two are so perfect together; I should quit trying ;-)