Well, so much for being on vacation. I got paged multiple times starting around 2am today. When I got the pages for my production servers, I hauled myself out of bed and logged into the work computer. Turns out we had a major incident going on that affected one of our major data centers. So, I basically joined most of my colleagues both the ones on call and the ones not. And, we spent the night on a Global Command Center bridge call. I was working up until 6:30am. At that point, I figured I’d wait until either Jeff or Victoria was awake before taking myself off to bed to get some sleep.
Jeff and Victoria had breakfast in the hotel room, puttered around, then headed off to play some miniature golf. Victoria took them off to the Temple of Dragons mini golf course. Jeff drove them up to the course on 23rd street. They played a round of golf before heading back to the hotel to see if I was awake. Victoria came in just as I was grabbing some coffee and a granola bar on the balcony. She complainted that there wasn’t any Fanta in the vending machine at the miniature golf course for after they got done.
We sat down to have some lunch before deciding to drive down to the Pier and check out the arcades for the afternoon. I heated up the leftover Dough Roller pizza for Victoria and gave her a combination of grape tomatoes and blueberries to eat. Jeff went over to Subway next door to grab us sandwiches.
Victoria caught a glimpes of some of the rides at the Jolly Roger on the Pier. She exclaimed that we must be too far away to hear the people screaming on the one with the steel cage that gets tossed up in the air with the elastic bands.
Playland looked pretty cool. We headed in there to see what kind of games they had. This fishing one was tough. Didn’t get many tickets from it.
Victoria, of course, found the Temple Run game. She’s pretty good at that one. Racked up some more tickets than at the fishing game.
The Fast and the Furious. Victoria spent quite a bit of money there, running the races. She managed to make it to number #1 at least once.
Then we found an arcade game that had 10 pages of the old 70s and 80s style games like PacMan, DonkeyKong, Galaga, Centipede, and others.
Big Game Hunter Victoria. Not bad. She learns and adjusts. She managed to hit 3 bucks on the Elk hunting by the time she called it quits.
Sunglasses from the T-Shirt Factory. A little big for her face, but those are the ones that she really wanted. We’ll see if she wears them on the beach.
We grabbed some very yummy, very expensive fresh lemonades from Piezano’s then we hit the Candy Kitchen for my fudge. I definitely got more than I should have. But I do love fudge. Especially all the varieties that they have. We wandered a little farther down to introduce Victoria to Fisher’s Popcorn. We got a small box of the orange cheddar to try. And, pretty much devoured it on the spot. So, we may end up coming home with a tin of caramel and a tin of orange cheddar at the end of the week. And, I promised Victoria Boardwalk fries. So we walked back to Thrasher’s and stood in line. We added extra salt but no vinegar. Victoria kept complaining that there wasn’t any ketchup. And, yet, she kept eating the fries. LOL! We headed back to the hotel after that.
Victoria’s had a headache off and on today. By the time we got back from the Boardwalk and the Pier, she was complaining of a headache while laying down. I gave her a juice box to drink and laid a cool wet washcloth on her forehead. Then I headed over to CVS to grab some Children’s Tylenol and a re-fillable ice bag. Between the rest, drink, cool washcloth, and Tylenol, she was back to her normal bouncy self and we went to Dumser’s for dinner.