Not only did we observe Father’s Day last weekend, My husband and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary! We didn’t have any set plans but when we were offered a complimentary room for two nights at Mount Airy Casino Resort, tickets to a performance, a spa treatment, and comped meals in exchange for a review, You bet I jumped at the opportunity! Unfortunately that didn’t work out as planned.
I didn’t want to dedicate that much space on my blog on this so without going into too much detail, I’m just going to say this: I’ll be avoiding Mount Airy Casino Resort like the plague. I had a post prepared with every little detail regarding what happened to Lonnie and I but decided write this instead. Bottom line, We had a pretty terrible experience with the security at Mount Airy. The security guards were a little too aggressive in their tactics even before checking my license. The driver’s license I had on me at the time was expired. This is totally my fault and I take full responsibility for that but, Their PR team refuses to address my concerns. From the reviews I’ve read on Yelp and TripAdvisor, We’re not the only guests who have had issues. So that’s that.
Now onto the lemonade…
We were kid-free and decided to make the best of the weekend so after waking up from a full night’s rest on Saturday morning, We headed to Atlantic City which is about an hour and a half from where we are in New Jersey. I wanted to visit Caesars which is right on the boardwalk. I always liked the atmosphere and love that it’s connected to Playground Pier, a luxury shopping mall featuring some of my favorite stores like Lush and the Apple store.
We parked in a garage and headed through Caesars to the boardwalk. From there, we walked on the boardwalk towards the Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum which is always an interesting and fun place to stop off at. If you’re ever in AC, this is definitely a place you’ll want to take the family to or even your date. Although we decided not to go in this day, I plan on going the next time we visit!
We were getting hungry and decided to grab a bite to eat. I always make an effort to stop at The Irish Pub which is right off the boardwalk on St. James Place. The food is reasonably priced, the portions are decent and their fare is quite tasty. I had a Roast Beef Panini with a side of fries and ordered some gravy for dipping. The roast beef was thinly sliced and topped with caramelized onions and sharp provolone cheese. The plate came with a creamy horseradish sauce. It was delish!
After lunch, We were going to take a walk on the beach but spotted the walkway on Playground Pier. From the walkway, we had gorgeous views of the ocean and other surroundings including Steel Pier. There was a nice light breeze and we couldn’t have been there at a better time!
We went and did some exploring and a little gambling. We walked into Bally’s and then cut through Wild Wild West and back into Caesars. I’m more of a slot machine kind of gal and Lonnie enjoys the video poker. We’ve never played table games and it’s not that we’re not interested, it’s just that we’re not all that great at card games. 😆
Before leaving, we stopped at a little cupcake place to get the kids some sweets. It was a perfect day and I really enjoyed the time Lonnie and I had together without the little ones. We should really do this more often!
We are planning another trip to AC and this time we’ll be taking the kids along. Some places I hope to take them include Steel Pier, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum, Playground Pier, and of course my favorite eatery, The Irish Pub!
For those of you with young children, How often do you and your significant other get alone time? How often do you travel without your kids? Have you been to Atlantic City?
P.S. I apologize for the lack of visuals! We didn’t take a lot of pictures. I ran out of storage space on my iPhone and the camera on Lonnie’s phone is terrible. 😛