So. I spent the weekend in Atlantic City New Jersey. We visited some friends we meet in the fall on a cruise and attended a rodeo. It was interesting. It was my first visit to the city where Monopoly started. The Boardwalk is amazing. We rode a chariot pushed by a guy along for quite aways. It was wet and cold and a little run down but the potential for warm summer days and prosperous economy are there. The North Atlantic is fierce in the winter. It pounded that jersey shore yesterday. Today was a little brighter and I could almost imagine Stephanie Plum playing the sleuth in the backyard and alleys in the older parts of town. The hotels and casinos are grand but this is NOT Vegas. It has it’s own unique character like all of us. Thanks for the memories Atlantic City.