The Bus from Hell! I strongly recommend, from this week’s experience, that you NOT take Hampton Luxury Liner. Going to Atlantic City the bus overheated. Sat in hot bus and waited. Got to AC on a replacement bus almost 4 hours late. Next day coming home, we called to verify departure time with the company as they suggested. They said our bus was leaving at 6:50 instead of 7 pm as our confirmation stated. Great, we’ll get home sooner. For the record, hotel says it’s the only Hampton bus leaving that night. Driver says it doesn’t go to where we left our car, but since it’s the only bus to our area, we have to take it anyway, with another couple in the same boat. Driver was just plain rude and refused top call company. On bus I call company (which I did earlier, but they didn’t answer). Psycho bitch on phone says we should have taken (non-existent) 8:30 bus, so it’s our tough luck and we should have a good night. Then she hung up on me. Okay, four of us are being left in the middle of nowhere, which is only 5 minutes by car (at least the way Hubby drives), but an impossible walk, in the middle of the night with no sidewalks. I called the company again to no answer, but left the message that if I wasn’t taken to my car I would sue the behoozits out of them, in a super calm voice. After everyone else was off the bus at the last stop, Man from other couple convinced the driver to take us to the cars, which are 5 minutes away, and on his way to the LIE, which he has to take anyway. Of course, by then, I have arranged for my daughter’s BFF, whom I love like my own, to pick us up. Okay, we’re at car, and left message for BFF, but she’s driving and doesn’t answer. Hubby got through to her, but wasn’t clear that she didn’t have to drive all that way, so she drives a good 20 miles to where our car has parked, and on top of that, her Carvel has melted. I feel like a total shit, but am so grateful that there are people like her who will be there for me. I love you A……..!
Vacation was actually fun if you cut out the trip. We got there in time for the buffet dinner and to make the show at Joe Piscopo’s new comedy club at the hotel. I definitely DO recommend seeing it. We laughed the whole time. He’s amazing. He looks nothing like on SNL or the macho muscle shirted guy I tend to think of him as. He has amazing comic timing, plays just about every instrument, Sings, and sings as other singers singing other singers’ styles. Really good show. Singer at end was mediocre, but not at all painful. We got $5 gambling money each with the package (did I mention it was a b’day present from my daughter?). That $5 carried us through post show gambling, pre lunch gambling (Good lunch at Breadsticks) and post walk on boardwalk gambling. Ended up $3 ahead at the end. Any time you gamble and don’t lose, you’ve won. We laughed, got exercise (though didn’t get to included spa), ate crab legs, and enjoyed the slots. Good time was had by all.