Atlantic City Trip

Sunday Funday – we made it to the Beach

2 years and 15 days – that is how many days it took us to get to the Beach. This Sunday we ventured to Jones Beach and let me tell you, it is pretty easy to get there. Q Train to LIRR, Car to the Beach and roughly in an hour and a half you are there. Now we haven’t tried Rockaways beach yet but that is on the short list for this weekend.

Now for those of you who are wondering. You recall when we went to see the neighbor last August and we mentioned that the water was somewhat chilly? Well the water in New York isn’t any warmer. This may take a while for us southerners to get acclimated because they tell me that this is the warmest it will get. Oh and it was 70 degrees too!

IMG_1485Sunday was a great day to visit the beach!

IMG_1484Towards the end of the day looking to the parking lot

IMG_1483The Rip Tides are tough here so Lifeguards are always in place.

IMG_1482And yes we are getting some gear this week too!

IMG_1486I had to pee so we ducked into the bar at Penn Station. Never noticed these shelves for patrons to put their stuff under. Pretty smart to me.

IMG_1488There is nothing better than smelling of Suntan lotion on the train ride home I tell you!

I have a feeling we will be doing this a lot more now.

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Atlantic City Via Pictures

Because I really can’t describe some of the shit that I saw. Thanks to J for teaching me a new saying “Nutscape” and don’t google that on your work computer either!

IMG_0826Because Olives and Bacon for a Garnish isn’t just enough as a condiment.

IMG_0825Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives are really good

IMG_0823Been Craving Oysters for a while

IMG_0813One and Done here in spirit!

IMG_0805No that isn’t Iced Tea

IMG_0815Made it to Margate for a beer in the rain

IMG_0819Yep, he made the menu!

IMG_0820Espresso Martini’s are always a good idea. But why aren’t there 5 of them?

IMG_0824Coffee Drinks from Sam!

IMG_0843Yeah, I may be older than her but she has a bigger head than mine. Not as big as AJ’s sweater stretching noggin. 

Thanks for a fun trip Neighbor and Summer of B!

 

Is it a Sub, Hero, Hoagie, Grinder or Sandwich?

Made a trip to Atlantic City this past weekend to see “The Neighbor” and her husband. We also had a brief appearance by “The Gay Coke Dealer” for a one and done Friday night. We had a great time and on leaving AC we decided to grab some Subs at the world famous White House. I called the order in at 11AM to be ready at 2PM and I am glad I did. The story is that the doors opened in October 1946 and have been serving the New Jersey Submarine sandwiches ever since.

We opted for the Original and a Cheesesteak with and added sweet peppers. I walked into the joint and it is packed tighter than Dick’s Hatband. Between people waiting for table service, to go orders there isn’t much room to move around. I ask the waitress where I go for call in orders and she tells me to head to the back by the walk in freezer. I go back there but I am stuck in the ‘Go Order’ line and ask again. Literally I had to go into the kitchen to get my order. I tell them my name and they hand me two baseball bats wrapped in paper.

We make our way home and after some beers at Iggy’s we decide that it is time for the Subs. Even cold they sandwiches were unbelievable and the Bread…..Oh the Bread that my friends is what makes this a great sandwich.

IMG_0827Homeslice wasn’t too crazy that I was taking pictures but I told them that I knew the Gay Coke Dealer and all was forgiven.

IMG_0836You can’t understand how big this sucker is by this angle.

IMG_0835I had to get out the Stanley Black and Decker Tape Measure for this.

IMG_0837This is about 6 inches of the Original for us to eat. Knock it off Nova – I know what you are going to say.

IMG_0838The Philly and Here is when I realized they forgot to include the Sweet Peppers.

IMG_0839We still have plenty of sandwiches to eat the rest of the week.

Thanks to the Neighbor and her welfare receiving husband for a great time and we will see you again soon. As far as the Margate Dad…..You know that I still love you!

 

 

Carbunkle Trumpet & Mrs. Trumpet go to see “The Neighbor” & A squared in AC

We are dumbasses. Now pipe down Big Al, nobody is jerking your chain. We have lived here almost 1 full year and we finally went to the beach. I mean we are an hour away via subway and our first trip to see the ocean was almost 1 year after moving up here, that’s pretty poor if you ask me. One of our favorite beer slingers at Baker Street takes the A out to Rockaway Beach every weekend. She was telling us how easy it is and yet when haven’t made it out there to check it out. Our friend Baby lives on Long Beach and has a condo overlooking the beach and we haven’t even ‘told’ her that we were coming for a visit. So yes, we are dumbasses.

You guys remember The Damn Neighbor when we visited her back in December? We were able to figure out our schedules and decided on reuniting this past weekend. Rather than head back to New York on Sunday, we stayed over to enjoy Sunday-Funday with her & her husband and then headed back to NYC early Monday morning. We arrived on Friday evening and got to see The Neighbor, A squared, our Vegas friend KJ and my main man crush J while rubbing elbows with Guy Fieri who was in town for his Chop House at Bally’s.

Fast forwarding to Sunday, after some retail therapy at Brooks Brothers (S/O to Ba, JD, CD & J-Bob for the gift cards) we headed over to the Nanny’s house on 21st street in Longport. We visit with Nanny, pack the coolers with some beer cold drinks and load up our Tommy Bahama beach chairs and umbrella and then head to the beach. It has been a while since I was slung up in a beach chair with my ass in the sand and toes in the water. Granted we did that in Mexico this past June but that was different. With having to load up your own gear and schelping it to the beach you work up a different thirst compared to walking to a lounger and having Habib fetch you beers all day.

Now here is where hanging on Longport’s beach kicks ass – After a couple of beers and half of my cigar the neighbor & A squared’s nephews bring us our sandwiches for lunch. You know how great it was to eat a Philly cheesesteak on the beach? You can’t get that kind of service on the beaches of Destin I tell you. Here is a news flash for my 6 readers; I have been known to drink a couple of ice cold beers. I know that it is a shock for some of you but here is something that I have learned over the years. There are 3 certain places that beer just simply tastes better. One is on a hot summer day as you are riding up to the 18th green and you are laying 2 on a par 5 hole. The next is when you walk into your favorite 1st Avenue bar after baking in the sun all damn day wearing a suit that most certainly will end up going to the dry cleaners. The last would be as you sit on the beach on a Sunday shooting the shit with good friends  in Longport New Jersey. Seriously, I forget how much I love just sitting by the water with a cold drink in my hand and not a care in the world. We should have been doing this all along!  A Good Times were had by all and next time we will be back! Thank you Neighbor and A squared.

IMG_1857This does not suck at all! Next time I am making my minions carry my stuff for me. We ‘had’ to empty that cooler before we walked back home I tell you. Thank God A squared was there to help me!

IMG_1852I made the Stock Girl’s day when she was the only one who would help me because the other sales reps were too busy. She rang up 2 suits, 6 dress shirts, 3 ties, 4 pairs of socks and a pair of cufflinks. That will teach the sales reps to never underestimate the hungover Southerner who wants to know where the 46 regular suit jackets are located.

12472491_10154589531004928_5349011178104153423_nSo if I am taking the picture where is “The Neighbor”? #pooping #roboisintrouble

Thank you to the Allison’s for the hospitality and to Nanny who let me slide down the slide a couple dozen times at her pool. We shall be back!