Thursday, August 22, 2013

I had a Fabulous Time

In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.

Gordon B. Hinckley
Yesterday was such an amazing day that I just had to share it with you. We boarded the bus about 9 am and headed out.  Having never been to a casino before, I was amazed at the size of the place and utterly lost. Those who had been there before already had a gaming card, but I didn't have one so I had to go to the service area.  By the time I found it and got my card, everyone had pretty much dispersed in their own directions.  Then, it took me awhile to learn how to play.  Fortunately, I met some very nice people who showed me how.  
For lunch, I decided to be a kid again and headed out to the boardwalk and all restraint went out the window.  I had a hot dog with everything on it and cheese fries.  Afterwards, I bought a chocolate ice cream cone from the softee place.  Oh, man, did it taste good.  Then it hit me.  I hadn't had soft ice cream in over ten years.  Prior to this I'd lived 15 years in a Hasidic neighborhood, and since they don't eat it, Mr. Softee never came around.  It was so hot that it started to melt before I even got it to my mouth and a few drops fell on my blouse.  I didn't bother me any.  For one afternoon I was a kid again.
To be honest, the sun was glaring down so brightly that I couldn't really see the pictures I was snapping.
This seagull looked so cute that I had to get a photo of him sitting atop the ATM.  
Didn't think the first picture had come out so I snapped again.  Just as I did, he took off.  I was so disappointed, bit then later when I was able to see the picture, I was amazed that I was able to catch him in flight.
I was kind of disappointed in my proximity to the ocean.  This is the closest view I got.  At Coney Island, you can get full view of Mother Ocean from the boardwalk.  Here she is quite a ways away, and I wasn't dressed for a walk on the beach.  Better luck next month when we go.

We board the bus to go back to Brooklyn about 5:30 pm.  All in all, it was a great day, and I am looking forward to next month's trip.  I lost the original $25 that was put on my card,  but about 4:30 I said the heck with it and threw another five in (I hadn't wanted to spend any cash) and kept letting it ride.  Walked out with $35 which made me a winner.


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what fun you had! :0)
    Thanks for taking me along with you. (((hugs)))

  2. Welcome back, high roller! Glad you had a wonderful time!

  3. Ahhhhh.....sound like you had a great time Mary. It certainly brought out the "kid" in you.



  4. Yay! I'm glad you had such a wonderful time! :). Mmmm! Hot dog and cheese fries yummy! Chocolate softie cone super yummy! AND you came out a winner. All around a fabulous day!

  5. Right on Mary! That sounds like an absolutely fantastic good day....and soft ice cream...mmmmmmmmmm!

  6. I'm glad you had such a good day, Mary, my friend, and those photos are beautiful.