When I woke up, the bus was arriving at Atlantic City
. As I turned my head to see the city, I felt a sharp pain on the left side of my neck. Damned, my back was just getting better and now I couldn't turn my head ?! The emotion of meeting Trey Anastasio in Philadelphia
, the walk with my luggages on the streets and the uncomfortable ride in the bus ended up ruining my neck...
I missed the first stop at Tropicana and got off at Bailey's. As I walked down, I grabbed two copies of Surrender to the Flow, a fanzine I've heard about many times in the past. Gilles would be happy to have one.
I initially planned to walk to my hotel but I finally took a cab because of my neck. That proved to be a brilliant idea as the Knight Inn wasn't precisely near the casino I was at.
I checked in room 114 and, to ease the pain, I tried the hot bath and little nap solution. Without much success.
Off to the city !
I went out of my room at 6.20 PM and my neck wasn't better. Nevertheless, I took a bus to the city.I got the bus schedule from my GPS location with my smartphone. I used this feature for the first time as it doesn't work in France, at least where I live. Although I couldn't use a cell-phone network, my smartphone would be very handy in the following days, to get bus schedules, to read my emails and make video-calls through various free Wi-Fi access.
So I stopped at the Tropicana Resort.
I had planned for a few weeks take advantage of the IMAX 3D theatre to finally see Gravity. What I had not anticipated was that the building was a real maze with a casino, hotel, restaurants, shops, bars... I was amazed (!) by the size of the thing...
And by the lack of direction map.
I had to ask three persons to finally find the IMAX theatre !
At 7.00, I was comfortably sitting in front of the giant screen, with a bowl of salted popcorn (the kind I don't like and make me cough, but I misunderstood the waitress).
The movie was amazing and seeing it in 3D on this over-sized screen was the best way to watch it.
After the movie, I started to look for a restaurant. I ended up at Hooter, less for the waitresses short-legged pans than the huge BBQ Burger.