Monday, July 13, 2009

Weekend Update

Over the weekend Noah and I went to Atlantic City to celebrate our anniversary. Yes I know it was a little early but Harrahs offered us a free room and a free flight so we couldn't pass it up! We left Friday around 12:00 and we were at the hotel by 2. That's much better than our usual 6 hour drive. We had a beautiful Waterfront Premium room in the new Waterfront Tower. The tower just opened a year ago so everything is new and modern. We went over to Bally's first where we got Noah a free pair of Oakley sunglasses (a promotion to total rewards members). Then of course we gambled for a little while and although we started off well we didn't leave the table that way! We went to dinner and then we saw A Bronx Tale. It was a one man show by the guy who wrote the movie and it was fantastic. On our way out we walked past the bar and heard a band playing so we decided to sit down and listen for a while. I ended up having a few too many drinks but we had a great time people watching and dancing and singing along!

On Saturday we had breakfast and then climbed back in bed where we stayed until the afternoon. We were exhausted and the extra sleep sure helped to put a dent in the sleep deprivation of the last 3 months! Then we went down to the pool. They have an indoor pool that is enclosed by a glass dome. It is adults only so we had a nice time swimming and hanging out by the pool eating lunch and playing cards. Then we got dressed and headed over to Carmine's for dinner. Carmine's is one of our favorite places and the lasagna was fabulous but the family style portions are way too much for us so we found some homeless people on the boardwalk to give our leftovers to. Then we went to Caesars where Noah played blackjack for a while. He was doing really well so we ended up missing the UFC fight we wanted to see. We went back to the hotel and I went to bed and Noah went to the poker room where he lost most of the money he had won earlier.

Then Sunday we had room service again and hung out until it was time to catch our ride to the airport. We were home by 3:30 and we had a wonderful weekend! We spent some money to gamble but everything else was comped so we had a great time and spent very little money which is a great vacation as far as I am concerned! We missed the kids but it was nice to get away and reconnect and rest!