and decided that we didn't need to come back to the casinos again. I haven't been to Atlantic City in years, but the last time I was there, if you won on the slot machines you got ACTUAL MONEY. That was the excitement of it, watching the machines spit out the quarters, pulling the handle, the cha-ching of the coins hitting the tray...at least it was for me. Now that the machines are electronic, the fun is gone. No little buckets to load your quarters in, no need to pull the handle on the machine...everything is done with the push of a button and I guess if I had actually won something, I probably would have gotten a little printout like I do when I put my change in the coin counter at the bank. What a disappointment.
After shopping unsuccessfully at the outlets (these are new too!) we headed into Philadelphia. We stopped for a quick lunch at Applebee's on the way. We checked into the hotel and had a beautiful view of the Ben Franklin bridge from our 10th floor window.
We visited the Art Museum and wandered around while listening to live Jazz Music. I shared my high school art knowledge with the boss as we viewed the paintings and he still took me out to dinner in spite of it!
We had a delicious dinner at the Chart House on the waterfront, and had a beautiful view of the Battleship New Jersey while we ate. Check out the battleship's website, it's done by FuriousBall, who is quite talented...not only does he design great websites, but he's an awesome guitar teacher! Yesterday morning we stopped at the 4th Street Deli for breakfast and had a view of Center City from our table...
I did my best to participate in the Quiltathon today. I loaded this quilt for Project Linus this morning, quilted it, made the binding and hand sewed it down. I looked for another project to work on and realized that I don't have any piecing to do, except for my Dear Jane quilt, which I didn't feel like fussing with. I'll have to come up with a new project...time to go through the old magazines!
No stashbusting happened this week, all the fabric for this quilt (except for the four patches) came in last weekend and it's all gone now, so this week was a wash. Once I figure out what quilt to make next, I'll be hitting the stash again!