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Monday, July 10, 2017

Gardner's Basin (Picture Entry)

When I arrived in Atlantic City, the weather was humid and foggy. The clouds were an ominous black, but they didnt burst on my commute to the aquarium. The Atlantic City Aquarium is in the residential part of Atlantic City; its about ten minutes away from the beaches, and I lucked out with the rain. I was dropped off at 9:30 and had a half an hour to walk around the little shops of Crafters Village.

Crafters Village had quaint, picturesque shops. I brought Wesley and Mini, a miniature knitted bear I ordered from the UK (the bear was hand knitted with rare Castlemilk Moorit fleece) and wanted to get a picture of the two bears in front of the ice cream parlor. Unfortunately, the ice cream parlor did not open until noon and we could not enjoy a scoop of ice cream. I made my way to the other shops and found myself in a knick-knack shop. The owner saw me taking pictures and invited me in. The store had a lot of junk, but she allowed me to keep my belongings in her shop while I visited the aquarium. I thought that was very sweet of her and before I left, she covered my backpack, bag, and lunchbox with a pink blanket.


  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Gardner's Basin and Crafter's Village appear to be located in a scenic part of Atlantic City. Your stuffed friends seem to have enjoyed posing outside the ice cream parlor. It's too bad the place wasn't open at the time you were there. I love the bright pink door and bicycle, the pretty foliage in the garden and the mural painted on the wooden slats. What a colorful scene it was!

    Please stay safe and enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!

    1. Hi Shady!

      It sure was. I bet it's more gorgeous when the sun is out. :) If the ride wasn't 10 minutes long, I would have taken Lyft back later in the day when the parlor opened. By the time I was ready to go home, I was burnt and ready for the day.

      Just a very beautiful and peaceful place. I'm glad it's so welcoming. Have a great weekend, dear friend!