Saturday, April 1, 2017

Spring Break 2017 Day 9

Hi ho hi ho it’s off to Philly we go.  We decided that since our flight left so early the next morning we would check out of the resort a day before originally planned and spend the day/night in Philadelphia.  Our hope was that this would make traveling home Saturday easier and less stressful.

The first place I wanted to go was Elfreth’s Alley.  It is the oldest residential street in America and is absolutely stunning.  It is wonderful to be able to take a minute and look at things how they used to be.   I feel like it makes us realize how far we have come and how hard people have worked for us to get to where we are now.

After wandering around EA we went to Reading Terminal Market.  It was HEAVEN.  If you are a foodie this is definitely a place you should go.  It was packed because there was a convention nearby, but we were able to try some delicious foods.

These doughnuts the Amish ladies made were mind blowing!  The amount of flavors that they could produce was astounding... there were around 100 different varieties to choose from.

Since we mainly snacked while in Reading Terminal we walked to a restaurant that a few locals had bragged about.  We were excited to try it, the restaurant itself was very retro but also very upscale.  This was one of our most pricey meals and was sadly disappointing.  Phillip ordered the “homemade and fresh” turkey potpie.  When it finally came out about 15 minutes after the rest of our food it was cold in the middle.  Phillip sent it back and ate off our plates, the rest of the food while not cold was bland and not very exciting.

When we were done eating we went out in search of the LOVE statue.  After looking for 30 minutes and asking a set of police officers (who gave us the wrong direction) and several sets of locals we found out that it was in storage because of construction being done in the area.  We did get to see China Town and these awesome buildings though:

Also, since we couldn’t find the LOVE statue we decided to spend a few minutes in this fun little park.

After a little time in the park we retrieved our car and drove to the hotel.  We checked in, had a few kiddos take showers and then ran out to grab dinner at Ruby Tuesday (the only restaurant within ten minutes).  It was a nice easy relaxing meal and we were able to discuss our favorite things about vacation, the things we would miss the most and the things we were most excited about getting home to.  One more day of traveling and then our vacation is over.

This was mine it was DELICIOUS!