Bubala, Mumi & Max

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The (Almost) Perfect Day

Seaside Heights, NJ
Today, sort of spur of the moment, I decided to do a little traveling. Here is how the day panned out.

8:50am: Leave Glen Burnie.
12:06pm: Arrive at Seaside Heights, NJ.
12:26pm: Visit Casino Pier and ride three roller coasters that I have never ridden before.1:37pm: Walk down the boardwalk about a mile to Funtown Pier in Seaside Park, NJ and ride three more roller coasters that I have never ridden before.3:18pm: Head North up the coast about 12 miles to Jenkinson's Boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach for two more coasters I've never been on before.4:47pm: Drive about 60 miles South to Steel Pier in Atlantic City for one more exciting, new (to me at least) coaster.6:30pm: A little (and I do mean very little) bit of gambling in Atlantic City. I really did not enjoy playing those slots machines.
7:30pm: Hit the road for home.
10:32pm: Arrive home. Tired, but happy. Very happy...

That's nine more new coasters to add to my count. Woo hoo!

I said that it was almost a perfect day, right? Well, the reason it was only almost perfect is because Mumi decided not to go along with me on the trip. I can't say that I blame him, really. What kind of kook wakes up one morning and says, "I think I'll go drive over 400 miles today all up and down the New Jersey coast riding roller coasters." (Uh, yeah, that kook would be me...) So, my brother came along and filled in for Mumi.

I had a great time, but it certainly would have been better to have my man there beside me to grab onto during the really thrilling parts of the roller coaster rides.

Next time Mumi... Next time!

I'll post some photographic highlights of the trip later on, right after I get a little sleep!


Blogger Steve said...

How Fun! Nothing like a roadtrip escapade! Never been to the NJ beaches. Didn't realize that it was just about as far as MD & DE.

8:25 PM  
Blogger The Contrarian said...

Usually, us folks from north of the Mason-Dixon line want to head SOUTH to your beaches, but you're not the first Marylander I've met who enjoys the Jersey Shore.

I love to take my out-of-state friends to the Seaside Heights boardwalk to people watch and to get a genuine taste of New Jersey kitsch.

8:29 AM  

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