It's Saturday, and that means it's time for another "Anything Goes" installment. Today we'll visit Atlantic City, New Jersey! AC is about 120 miles south of New York City (by road), and while it has experienced many economic ups and downs over the years, it is still widely considered to be the Las Vegas of the East. Ya gots yer shopping, and casinos, and fine dining. And somebody put the Atlantic Ocean right next to it too, which was a smart move.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
This cheerful lady appears to be having a swell time at the beach. I imagine what life might have been like back then. Summers on the east coast can be hot and humid, and most folks probably didn't have air conditioning back then. So a drive to the shore was just what the doctor ordered! Heck, looking at that blue sky and bluer water makes me want to got to AC! In the background is the famous Steel Pier, originally opened in 1898. All of the hottest acts performed at the Pier... Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Mae West, and so on. And you could see the high-diving horse, a human cannonball, high-wire acts, ride the roller coaster... it was like a permanent carnival.