When I arrived in Atlantic City, the weather was humid and foggy. The clouds were an ominous black, but they didn’t burst on my commute to the aquarium. The Atlantic City Aquarium is in the residential part of Atlantic City; it’s 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 Crafter’s Village.
Crafter’s 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.