Last week, P. and I took a trip to Atlantic City. It was a late-month birthday gift. It’s been a ridiculously stressful few weeks. He booked a suite at Revel and ordered us massages.
With some unexpected work drama, we got on the road a lot later that we had planned, and kicked it off with more stress.
But everything eventually fell into place.
I just got a tiny, fancy new camera, which I’m guessing led to the 200 photos I accumulated during this short trip.
I might write a post about it in the future. But for now, I’ll say that I love it. It’s new to the market, tiny, and adorable. And takes pictures nearly on-par with SLR cameras.
It’s the Sony RX100 III. Expensive, but so worth it to me.
We started out with dinner Thursday night at an awesome Spanish tapas place, Amada. I drank sangria with spiced rum.
Seriously, I love this camera.
We ate a swanky cheese platter.
I ordered half of a tiny lobster (!!) plus a couple of veggie dishes, and he ordered his favorite cut of steak ever.
We shared olive oil cake, which the server pushed, and which we did not regret.
There was drama with our room, and stayed up late battling with customer service. So, we stayed up later than we wanted to and didn’t get the relaxing night we planned on. But it was a gorgeous room, with a gorgeous view.
And things were looking better in the morning.
We had a simple breakfast with good coffee.
And then we got massages.
We spent a while in the beautiful spa pool and the hot tub… where I left my tiny new camera safely stowed away.
Then we rounded out our day in Atlantic City with lunch at maybe my favorite restaurant (I know I say that all the time). But this food truck? Inside a casino? Also maybe the best.
We got sold on sharing a fishbowl-sized mango margarita.
Got tipsy and had the sweetest, most calm conversation we’ve had in weeks.
We shared amazing broiled nachos, and chicken tacos, and I finally got to taste tamales and mole sauce!
Friday was rounded out with a sweet dinner with P.’s family. It was a much needed day off and long weekend break, and it was simple and beautiful and appreciated.