Fleeton Year of Adventure travel blog

Approaching Atlantic City - the resorts along Boardwalk

The Marina district - Harrahs, Trump Marina, The Water Club, and the...

Harrah's at night - the whole building is covered with strips of...

And another photo of the Harrah's light display

We spent the day before fighting our way through the New Jersey highway system: toll pikeways, parkways where we weren't allowed to go, tunnels and bridges RVs aren't allowed on, places where no left turns are allowed - you have to go around loops to go to the left ... and very poor signage. Anyway, we finally found our way to Atlantic City, and their tourist information office told us where there was a campsite nearby, so we went there. On the next day (Saturday) we did chores (including working on this website), then came into the city and parked at Harrah's. We lost money at the slots for a while, had dinner, relaxed in the motorhome for a while, watching the building. The big hotel tower is covered with strips of what must be LED lighting all controlled by computers - it is a gigantic picture screen, and was constantly covered with moving and changing graphics. Then we went back inside and saw - TONY BENNETT! It was a fantastic concert - he is now 83 - he looked and moved like 10 years younger, and sounded about 25 years younger - his voice is still fantastic, and he sang all his big hits and much more. His daughter opened for him, and she is rather mediocre, but he, and his great quartet, made up for her. Afterwards we went back to our campsite. The next morning we moved into town, and we are now staying at the Showboat Hotel/Casino on the Boardwalk. It is fun while driving or walking around town, as of course the streets in the Monopoly game are named for places in Atlantic City, so my mind keeps going "oh, now I'm in the green section"... although I haven't seen where the names of the railroads came from yet!

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