A Dose of History

I had Friday morning to myself in Philly while Chris went to some seminars for his conference. I wandered around historic Old City to see some of the sights. It was raining but not too hard, so it didn’t stop me from looking around! This place is so full of history!


Pretty decent photos from my phone, no? My point and shoot’s battery died the other night and I forgot to pack my charger!




I found the Liberty Bell! I thought it was going to be bigger for some reason? The tour guide man said it cracked from being rung so many times, and they possibly rang it the wrong way. Ha! Who knew?



I met Chris for lunch at Triumph Brewery when he was done with his morning seminars. They had some nice looking beers on tap!


I went with the honey blonde. For some reason I always end up liking the lighter beers.


Chris got the IPA and it had really awesome lacing (the foam that clings to the glass)!!


We ordered the portabella fritters to start. They were extremely tasty and served with a really good sweet mustard sauce. Loved them.


For my entree I went with something lighter, the beet salad.


It was one of the best salads I’ve ever had, it was literally bursting with flavor! The pomegranate seeds gave it a nice, fresh crunch, too.

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After Chris went back to his conference, I wandered around, and decided to make the most of my time here and headed to Reading Terminal Market. There was so much to take in!!! It was a bit overwhelming. I walked around and decided I wanted something sweet, so I got a double chocolate whoopie pie at one of the bakery stands. Honestly, it was a bit disappointing. The cake was a bit too dry for me. Not enough filling? I’ve never had a whoopie pie before so I’m sure what to compare it to.


After the market, I walked further down to the Walnut shopping district to the Lululemon store and ended up leaving with the Running Toque and the Braided Headband (reviews to come once I’ve tried them!) I am kind of glad there is no Lululemon in Albany or else I would be completely broke because I want everything in that store. (I was drooling over this pullover.) The market and the shopping district was a good 15 blocks from my hotel, so I definitely got some exercise in today! I forget how good walking really is…its a workout in itself!

Chris and I went back to the Market on Saturday morning for breakfast…so stay tuned to hear about that.

Coming up: dinner at Bistro 7!

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  1. Definitely don’t give up on whoopie pies! They should be moist and have so much filling that you can hardly stand to eat the whole thing, but can’t stop either!

  2. The only and only time I’ve been to Philly, I was there with Mr. Lammly. You defintely see the historic sites when you are with a history teacher. lol

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