Day Trips

We are all busy and sometimes we don’t have the time to take a full-blown vacation.  In the summer my husband and I typically go to the beach or “down the shore” as we call it. So, we don’t do it as much in the summer but in the Fall, I will say. ” Hey, let’s take a ride somewhere” Which usually mean let’s take a day trip. I think it’s important to be spontaneous with your spouse. It adds some excitement to your regular routine which can sometimes put both of you in a rut. 95% of the time these trip end up being some of our best memories.

However, this past week we headed to Long Beach Island and took a ride to the famous lighthouse “Ol’ Barney”. We spent some time walking along the jetty and just watching the waves and the boats go by. If you are brave enough climb to the top of the lighthouse

Ol' Barney
Barnegat Lighthouse

for panoramic views of Island Beach State Park and Long Beach Island, Do it!  Directly adjacent the Lighthouse you will find a teeny tiny Dairy Queen where we stopped for a delicious treat! There are also some new restaurants and we saw what looks like a new mini golf complex being built.

We definitely recommend making the trip!


New Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City

This recently took a trip to the brand new Hard Rock Casino Atlantic City New Jersey.  There is a lot of excitement surrounding Atlantic City with the opening of this casino and the Ocean Resort.

The casino was busy folks wanting to check out this new property. We walked around the property and checked out the restaurants, slots, and all the Rock & Roll memorabilia. The restaurants were super trendy and packed with people wanting to taste. We stopped for a cocktail and an appetizer and we were pleasantly surprised.

The rooms were well appointed and very comfortable. We had an amazing view of Brigantine beach. Check out the sunrise.  The elevators were a little rough around the edges. They were hot and seemed to be stopping at every floor. I am sure they are still working out some of the kinks. On our last night we walked out on the Boardwalk and found the Hard Rock’s Beach Bar. It was pretty dead but still looked like it would be a fun place to day drink.


All and all we will be back to the Hard Rock for the pools and gambling.