Day Four- Harrah’s the Pool After Dark
Atlantic City, New Jersey- December 1st, 2018
Good Morning, State College! We finally get to sleep in a little bit. Once we’re up and done packing our last few belongings, we drive our rental car to the airport and hop a flight to Philly. We land in Philly and the Harrah’s limo picks us up and drives us 45 minutes to the hotel. We both take this time to work a little bit.
We arrive at the hotel around 3:00pm, check in, and drop our stuff in our hotel room. Jess doesn’t go on stage until 1:00am. So with lots of time to kill we head downstairs and place an order to go from Oshi Modern Asian Kitchen. The SEC Championship game is on at 4:00pm and I want to watch it in our hotel room. While we’re waiting for our sushi to be ready Jess gives me a little tour of the hotel. I’ve been to Harrahs in Atlantic City once before with Jesse but it’s been a few years. This photo is from 2015 with our friends Derek and Jenny.
Jesse shows me the hotel gym and on the way to the gym, I noticed a spa! We walked into the The Red Door Salon & Spa and decided to book massages for a little later at 7:00pm. Our sushi is now ready so we grab our food and head upstairs to watch the SEC championship game. My mom went to UGA, so we’re pulling for the dawgs! Spoiler Alert- they lost. Now it’s 7:00pm and time for our massages. I’m laying on the massage table face down and I start to laugh, because all I can hear is the DJ sound checking Beautiful Soul. My first true moment to relax and Beautiful Soul is blaring from the cub next door. Don’t get me wrong I love the song, but I was excited to get zen with some Eucalyptus oil and tranquil background music. We both hit the steam room for a few and then head back to our room. My massage was great but the actual spa facility was less than impressive. Especially because lots of the amenities weren’t working.
Now it’s time for Jesse to go soundcheck and since I already heard some of it in my massage, I decided to take a bath instead. It’s hard for me to resist a good soaker tub in a hotel. Jess came back to the room and decided to take a nap. There’s still over 3 hours til showtime. I decided to venture downstairs and find us food before the kitchens closed at 10pm. I find Gordon Ramsay Steak and place a to go order at the bar. I couldn’t find sugar free Red Bull in any of the stores downstairs. I don’t ever drink energy drinks, but it’s only 10pm, and I know we will be up super late tonight. When I get back to the room I order 2 sugar free Red Bulls through room service, 26 dollars, I almost choked on the phone. 9 dollars each, plus tax, plus 20% gratuity added. The restaurant forgot to put utensils in our to go bag so I had room service bring up some silverware with the Red Bull. I figured this would help justify the price a little bit more, it really doesn’t. I finished eating and just as I did Jess wakes up and has some dinner as well. We’re both really rundown but I’ve now had a red bull so I am peppy again. I run Jesse a bath and I get in the shower to get ready. I realize I did not pack an appropriate outfit for AC so I’m wearing an oversized sweater with essentially a sports bra underneath to da club. I’m definitely 31. Around 12:45am the VIP host comes to get us and takes us down to the Pool after Dark party. Jess does some photos and I hop in for a few.
We head into the club, the DJ announces Jesse McCartney is here, and the crowd goes wild. We sit at our table next to the stage and at first it’s just the two of us. It’s a little like being in a fish bowl because everyone is staring at you.. well Jesse. Our server, Danielle, makes us a drink and Jess and I enjoy a few more minutes alone until some of Jesses music friends arrive and now theres a decent size group of us. Jess goes on stage around 1:15am and sings four songs: Body Language, Leavin, Wasted and Beautiful Soul. After his performance he takes photos with some fans that are waiting at the barricade that blocks the club from our table. A few of them even wanted photos with me so I took a few in my grandma sweater.
Around 2:30am we leave da club and head back to the room. We pack our bags and get ready for bed. For our 6 year anniversary I got Jesse tickets to the NY Giants football game for this weekend knowing that we would already be in New Jersey. (The NY Giants play in NJ) We will be leaving Harrahs tomorrow around 9:00am. It’s 4:00am now and definitely time for bed. Good night, Atlantic City!
the Rebel Blonde