PICTURES FROM CAESARS PALACE
Yes, there is a Caesars Palace in somewhere else besides Las Vegas.
It’s on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City and even though I have points from being a member of Caesars Rewards, I have never stayed in either Caesars Palace.
Caesars Palace in AC isn’t as huge as the one in Las Vegas, so since my bus back to New York City left from the transportation center there, I had enough time to explore.
I wouldn’t have been able to do that in the one in Las Vegas, as some of you remember, walking through Caesars Palace in Las Vegas was on my bucket list and no lie, it took me most of the day to explore it.
No problem with the one in AC, even though it took me part of my first day there just to find out where the transportation center was since my bus left at 9am the next morning.
If I get a good rate, because you know that the Sports Diva is ALWAYS looking for a good deal on a 30 Plus Teams Tour, I might just stay here for a few days, but that’s a post for another time.
ATLANTIC CITY STREETS THAT LOOK FAMILIAR
As I walked down the boardwalk in Atlantic City, I noticed the streets.
They looked very familiar and not because I looked in all the travel guides or online.
Tennessee Street, St. James Place, Virginia Avenue.
Where have I heard this or seen these street names before?
Then I remembered.
The game of Monopoly, it was based on streets in Atlantic City when it was in its heyday.
Enjoy the pictures.
RETURNING TO ATLANTIC CITY
It was a nice day on Thursday, August 25, so what’s a Sports Diva to do with her time?
You do a 30 Plus Teams Tour of somewhere.
Why not some place close by and a place that I hadn’t been to since 2019, Atlantic City?
Now even though I’m the Queen of Las Vegas, Atlantic City is two hours away and I can use my Caesars Rewards and MGM Rewards at some of the same hotels in Atlantic City that I use in Las Vegas.
To say that I was a snob when it came to Atlantic City would be an understatement.
So I decided the day before to give the “original Las Vegas” another try and take myself to AC for the day.
Early Thursday morning after taking the Long Island Railroad to Penn Station, I took the New York City subway to 51st Street and Broadway in the Theatre District.
This bus, which is run by the company, Our Bus, stops at Resorts Casino, Tropicana Casino, and Caesars Palace.
All of these casinos have transit centers and you get free slot play, which is always good, especially if you have a players card from any of these casinos, which I do.
I stayed at a hotel that I like to stay it when I did go to Atlantic City, The Showboat.
Like the rest of Atlantic City, The Showboat has also changed.
All in all, I’m glad I took a 30 Plus Teams Tour daytrip of Atlantic City, and you’d better believe I would go again.
GOING ON A 30 PLUS TEAMS TOUR EARLY IN THE MORNING
It’s now 7:15am and the Sports Diva has been up since 5am trying to catch the 8:24am Long Island Railroad train to Penn Station.
Now I was supposed to get the 8:24am train which goes to Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, which means that I would have to change at Jamaica JFK and wait for the train to Penn Station, instead I took the 8:11am train which goes directly to Penn Station .
The train is more crowded than I have ever seen it, but it is rush hour and more people are now taking the Long Island Railroad train as opposed to the New York City subways.
Most people who ride the Long Island Railroad usually get off at Jamaica JFK or Penn Station, but not this train that also stops at the Woodside neighborhood of Queens.
That’s only natural because Woodside is the station that you get off at if you’re going to or working at Citifield, where the New York Mets baseball team plays or if you work at or have a flight to catch at the other New York City area airport, LaGuardia.
I’m glad I took the earlier train, because I have time to get a Vanilla Latte before I take the bus to my destination- a 30 Plus Teams Tour day trip of beautiful Atlantic City.
SOMETIMES THINGS HAPPEN THAT’S BEYOND YOUR CONTROL
The suitcases were all packed, checklists done, everything was ready to go for that fun filled few days to get out of New York City and head on down to the Jersey Shore.
The Sports Diva even did the infamous What’s In My Suitcase post.
But sometimes life happens.
Growing up, my parents being the true Southerners that they were, used to say, ” Know a way to make God laugh? Tell him you have plans”
Bless their hearts, it’s true. We plan and God un plans, if there’s such a word.
So no trip to the Jersey Shore, or to be more precise, Atlantic City.
What happened? No one died, praise God.
Let’s just say that when you have three ladies of a certain age, things will happen.
Or like that old Country and Western song says, “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it”
Am I disappointed? I’d be lying if I said no, but in all my years of travelling, things will happen and there’s nothing you can do about it.
You just get ready for the next 30 Plus Teams Tour that will happen, God willing.
That’s just what the Sports Diva is gonna do.
PICTURES FROM MY 30 PLUS TEAMS TOUR OF ATLANTIC CITY
I’m on my last day of my 30 Plus Teams Tour of Atlantic City .
There’s been a lot of rain happening but that hasn’t stopped me from taking pictures of Atlantic City .
Enjoy the pictures .
FUN TIMES AND LOTS OF SILLINESS IN ATLANTIC CITY
The Sports Diva is on another 30 Plus Teams Tour.
This time I’m going to the original place to gamble, Atlantic City , New Jersey .
Shoutout to Ken Dowell from Off The Lease for correctly guessing where I was going,
I’m not going to a sporting event as there aren’t any professional sports teams in town but you can place a bet on sports teams in United States and Canada, and it’s all legal.
That’s not what I’m here for, though .
I’m here with family members for some rest and relaxation .
Some money might be won and a lot of money will be lost.
We’re even staying at the same hotel that we stayed at last year.
Of course, I’m bringing you along with me for all the Atlantic City craziness .
I’m here for three days, so who knows what kind of craziness is gonna hsppen.
Can’t wait, God willing.
Here’s to some fun times in Atlantic City .
PICTURES FROM MY VISIT TO ATLANTIC CITY
I didn’t think that I would have a great time here, but they say never judge a book by its cover . Let these pictures from Atlantic City do the talking for me.
EATING GOOD AT THE ACE RESTAURANT
While in Atlantic City, my auntie, cousin and I could have eaten at one of the many restaurants on the Boardwalk.
Instead, we ate all of our meals at the restaurant inside of the Showboat Hotel, the ACE Restaurant.
This restaurant was remodeled and is located on the first floor of the hotel.
There was once an Italian Restaurant and the House of Blues restaurant in the hotel, but they’re both closed now.
The restaurant opens at 8am and closes at 11pm, although the last night that we were there, it closed at 10pm.
They have a breakfast special that’s served from 8am until 11:30am and costs $8.50.
The special consists of home fries, toast, two eggs, and meat, which is either bacon, sausage or pork roll, which is very popular in New Jersey .
Trust me, the breakfast special was worth it .
As we ate the majority of our meals here, I had the chance to try almost everything, and believe me, I did.
The Buffalo Chicken Wings were tasty, with extra sauce on the side.
The Onion Rings were to die for and put all those fast food onion rings to shame.
The hot dog that I had for lunch was one of the biggest , juiciest hot dog that I have ever had, and it was loaded with onions.
No, not raw onions or onions with tomato sauce like you find in New York City , but carmelized onions, like they came off the grill.
Maybe I was hungry, but adding the onions made my hot dog even more juicier and mouthwatering.
The salad that came with dinner entrées wasn’t just any old salad with lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers.
The salad came with lettuce, cucumbers, Jersey tomatoes, which, sorry, not sorry are some of the best tomatoes ever.
(Jersey Beefsteak Tomatoes are big and plump and oh so good.)
The hotel kicks their salad up several notches with red onions and cranberries.
You don’t even have to ask them to put your salad dressing on the side.
It’s as though the restaurant knows that you want that Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Honey Mustard or Balsamic Dressing on the side.
(Don’t look for French, Italian , or Russian Dressing, they don’t have it at the restaurant, just the ones that I mentioned. If you want any other kind for your salad, BYOB, bring your own bottle of dressing.)
The only food order that I wasn’t feeling was my Chicken and Waffles, which I had for the last evening.
Y’all were a little stingy with the chicken, people .
A couple of Chicken Wings or a Chicken Thigh on top of the waffles would have been wicked awesome and worth the $18 thatI paid.
Just throwing it out there, guys.
Like most of the hotel , the restaurant didn’t have a lot of people eating there.
The restaurant has another section to it called The Surfside Bar.
They had Happy Hour Specials.
Need I mention that it was ALWAYS full of people?
All in all,I did enjoy eating here.
The Hot Dog, Onion Rings, salad, and Chicken Wings held me down.
I didn’t even want to go to any of the other places that had buffets.
If you happen to go to Atlantic City and you don’t want to go to a buffet or spend a lot of money for a decent meal, ACE Restaurant is the place for you .
Oh did I mention that you can have a nice quiet conversation here with the person next to you without being overwhelmed by the music in the restaurant ?
You can, and that’s another plus in my book.
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