Early Morning Exploring in AC

We were helping Daniel’s friend most some stuff around outside yesterday.  I am so bit up because the mosquitoes are so bad this year.  I hate how much they love my blood and how badly I react.  Daniel was bit up, too, but his went away within two hours.  It’s been over 24 hours now, and I still have huge welts.  Uggh.  Just ugh.

Anyway!  That’s enough complaining!  I came here to write about something awesome.

My amazing husband knew how upset I was about the whole doctor’s appointment fiasco (which I forgot to mention that she told me that she wouldn’t do anything about my anxiety.  I had to find a shrink and go talk it out with them.  She said I probably didn’t need medication, just someone to talk to.  Blah.  I’ve been there, done that.).  So, he woke me up super early today to take me to Atlantic City to watch the sun rise over the Atlantic.

Some of you may remember that this was on my summer to do list, but I didn’t get to check it off.

What a super sweet surprise!  I probably would’ve put my Kindle down sooner and got some more sleep if I would’ve known, though.  He stopped for Wawa coffee on the way, though.  So, it was all forgiven.

One thing, though, he forgot to account for traffic/traffic lights/extra time to park and setup/all that fun stuff.  So, we got to see the BEAUTIFUL sunrise while still in the car.  So, no photos for you guys.  Boo, right?

Well, I caught the end of it.

It’s still pretty!

The clouds didn’t help, either.

Well, now that I have a better idea of the time-frame of the Atlantic sunrise, I’m going to attempt this again soon!  I know I have to leave at least 1:15 early instead of only 45 minutes.

The early morning sky is so beautiful, though!  If you know me, you know I love looking at and photographing the sky.  Today was no different.

Early Morning Sky

So pretty!

We then spent a few hours visiting the lighthouse and walking the boardwalk.  Seriously, guys, we walked over 8 miles today (my fitbit is at over 30,000 steps so far today!).  CRAZY.  My hip is killing me.

Of course, I have pictures!

Boardwalk Closed

Gee, I wonder Why!

Lighthouse

I love how the historic lighthouse is right next to the brand new casino (The Revel).

Sun Rays

Clouds

Revel's Ball

There’s this weird, light-up ball on top of the Revel. It’s weird, but cool. Apparently, they’re trying to say that the Revel has balls.

Revel

This is a crappy cell phone pic, but isn’t it a beautiful new building?!?

AC Beach

My Favorite Place ❤

After we were done with all of that, we headed a bit south to see Lucy the Elephant.  I don’t know how I’ve made it 5+ years in South Jersey without visiting her.  She is amazing! I read about her in a Weird NJ Book a while ago, and I finally got around to checking her out!

Lucy

Lucy is AWESOME!

Lucy

She’s the ‘world’s largest elephant.’

Trinity and Lucy

I used Trinity for a size comparison.

You can take a tour through her insides, but we opted not to do that.  We had been walking for four hours and were hungry.  So, we just took a few quick photos and left to find food.

Next time, when I get there in time to see the sunrise, I will, maybe, take a trip to tour Lucy’s innards.  Maybe.  We’ll see.

What fun and exciting things did you do this weekend?

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About pamasaurus

"I have learned to keep to myself how exceptional I am." ~Mason Cooley I'm a married stay at home mom living in Southern New Jersey. I have one daughter, one son, and three furbabies. I love to cook. I love to craft. I love to sew. I just.... love to create in general. I also am pretty fond of adventuring, of exploring new places. I'm shy when I first meet people, but once I'm comfortable with them, you can't shut me up. I'm crazy and silly. I have an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs.
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9 Responses to Early Morning Exploring in AC

  1. LOVE Lucy! I want to visit her too now! 🙂

    • pamasaurus says:

      She is pretty awesome, isn’t she? If you’re ever in the Philly/NJ/Delaware area, I’ll take you there!

      In the meantime, if I go back, I’ll take millions more photos. I forgot to charge, and I had a 10% charge at that point. Ooops!

  2. TheLittleGSP says:

    BEAUTIFUL Photos! It sounds like you had a great morning – well worth waking up early! 🙂 I LOVE the 3rd photo down (streaky clouds over the light post) and also the sun beam shot over the ocean and especially the beautiful reflective photos of the Revel. What a great way to spend a day.

    Matt and I got 5 yards of compost dumped in our driveway and spent Friday afternoon and Saturday shoveling, wheelbarrow-ing and spreading the dirt before planting grass. Not as romantic as watching the sun rise over the ocean but we felt a good sense of accomplishment when it was all done. 🙂

    • pamasaurus says:

      Thanks! I’m slowly learning how to use my camera to it’s potential… although the one Revel photo was taken with my cell phone, haha. That must mean I’m just working on my Lightroom skillz 😉

      It really was an awesome day!

      Your weekend sounds… fun. But, really, it’s nice to get stuff done and out of the way. That’s what we’ll need to work on this coming weekend, along with some Halloween decorating, hopefully!

  3. msdulce says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! Especially that one with the rays of sunshine over the ocean. So… I’ve wanted to visit Lucy since I was little and had no idea she lived in Atlantic City until reading your post! Looks like there’s a road trip in order…

    • pamasaurus says:

      She’s technically in Margate, NJ, but that’s just two towns south of AC. It took us about 10 minutes to drive from the AC’s Absecon Lighthouse to Lucy. She’s definitely worth checking out! I want to go back and actually take the tour inside. I was just so ready to be home when we went, haha.

      And, THANKS! That means a lot coming from you; you always have the most amazing photos!

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