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The two RV Gypsies walked along the Boardwalk
in Atlantic City, New Jersey
August 26, 2014
USA map showing location of New Jersey
map of New Jewsey showing location of Atlantic City

history clipart bookNew Jersey is bordered on the north and east by New York State; on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by Delaware. Its location fueled its rapid growth through the process of sub-urbanization in the 1950s and beyond. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state, but the 11th-most populous and the most densely populated of the 50 states. It is the second-wealthiest U.S. state by median household income, according to the 2008 - 2012 American Community Survey.

history clipart book The area was inhabited by Native Americans for more than 2,800 years. In the early 17th century, the Dutch and the Swedes made the first European settlements. The English later seized control of the region, naming it the Province of New Jersey. It was granted as a colony to Sir George Carteret and John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton. At this time, it was named after the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey, Carteret's birthplace. New Jersey was the site of several decisive battles during the American Revolutionary War.

Atlantic City fountain

Below: Atlantic City is a resort city in the northeast famously known for its casinos, boardwalk and beach and is the home of the Miss America Pageant.

Atlantic City served as the inspiration for the original version of the board game Monopoly. Atlantic City is located on Absecon Island on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

Atlantic City was incorporated on May 1, 1854, from portions of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township.

Horse sculptures at Caesars Palace

Below: Horse sculptures in front of Caesars.

Karen Duquette and the horse sculptures
Horse sculptures at in front of Caesars
Trump PLaza logo
Trump PLaza  garage

Below: Lee Duquette on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City

Lee Duquette on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City
Lee Duquette on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City
the Boardwalk in Atlantic City
Lee Duquette and his big cowgirls

Below: Construction on Atlantic City's world-famous Boardwalk began in 1870, and from then on it has become an icon in America as one of the few beaches with boardwalks. The two RV Gypsies strolled along the Boardwalk and enjoyed ocean views on one side and shopping on the other side. Shopping ranged from high-end retail to saltwater taffy shops.

the Boardwalk in Atlantic City
the Boardwalk in Atlantic City
Atlantic City Beach Sign
sign about the Boardwalk Cats Project

Below: Lee Duquette prepared to take
a panorama of the beach and boardwalk.

Atlantic City Boardwalk
as seen from the beach walkway.

Lee Duqette on the twalkway to the beach
the Boardwalk in Atlantic City as seen from the beach walkway

Below: A 360 degree panorama of the beach and boardwalk in Atlantic City

Karen Duquette on the walkway to the beeach

Below: Karen Duquette and a giant Monopoly set on the Atlantic City Boardwalk

Karen Duquette and a giant Monopoly set

Below: New Jersey Korean War Memorial

New Jersey Korean War Memorial
New Jersey Korean War Memorial
entry to Brighton Park

Below: Lee Duquette and New York Times best-selling cookbook author and successful restaurateur, Guy Fieri.

Lee Duquette and Guy

Below: A 5-story steep escalator in one of the casino's on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

A 5-story steep escalator
A 5-story steep escalator
A 5-story steep escalator

Below: The Running Statue

Running Statue
Running Statue
Running Statue
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Karen Duquette

Below: Karen Duquette getting crowned by the Miss America statue.

Miss America statue
Karen Duquette

Below: While walking along the Boardwalk, the two RV Gypsies noticed a park with some big words in the grass, so they walked over to take a look at the art, and of course, Karen Duquette had to photograph the words.

sign: Artlantic Wonder by Lance M. Fung
sign: Artlantic Wonder by Lance M. Fung
Intimate art
a bird on a hill

Below: While walking on the Boardwalk, the two RV Gypsies got approached about listening to a time share speech and collecting $100 cash, so they agreed to do it. They passed the Absecon Lighthouse on the way.

history bookThe Absecon Light is a coastal lighthouse located in the north end of Atlantic City, New Jersey, overlooking Absecon Inlet. At 171 feet, it is the tallest lighthouse in the state of New Jersey and is the 3rd-tallest masonry lighthouse in the United States. Construction began in 1854, with the light first lit on January 15, 1857. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1933 and although the light still shines every night, it is no longer an active navigational aid. The lighthouse is open to public visitation and for a small donation, one may climb to the watch room and external gallery. A re-creation of the keepers' quarters was opened in 2002 and serves as a museum and gift shop. The original oil house now contains a Fresnel lens exhibit.

It was designed by George Meade and still retains its original first-order fixed Fresnel lens. The lens is made of lead glass and weighs 12,800 pounds.

Jack E. Boucher conceived and oversaw the preservation of the lighthouse in 1964.

The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Historic American Buildings Survey, and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.

he Absecon Lighthouse

Below: Views from the balcony of one of the rooms at the time share.

The Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean

Below: Back on the Boardwalk, the two RV Gypsies used part of their $100 to have a nice dinner. Karen Duquette only photographed her appetizer, which was excellent. The rest of the food was only OK. The time share speech took 2-hours, but paid for their meal, gas, and parking with a bit left over.

food at Evo's Restaurant
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check it outand now please check out the surprise flashbacks to 1969 and 1984 in Atlantic City -- Tiny Tim, a diving horse, Lucy the Margate Elephant, and Lee on an empty beach and more.