Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wastin' away on the streets of Philadelphia

Greetings from the City of Brotherly Love!

I'm in Philly for the Music Library Association Annual Meeting for the week, but I drove up a few hours early to do some sight-seeing.  Like a doofus, I left during rush hour, so the drive took me a wee bit longer than I might have liked and I disliked about 75% of the music my iPod wanted me to listen to, but it was still a good drive.

No visit to Philly is complete without a cheesesteak, so I made that my first, thanks to a recommendation from a Twitter friend. I can now agree - Campo's on Market Street is delicious.

So is Franklin Fountain. Nothing is better in 30 degree weather than a refreshing hot fudge sundae.

And how cute is this shop?

Of course, I said hi to the Liberty Bell.

And took a tour of Independence Hall.

It was all I could do not to break into a musical number and tell John to sit down.

Loving this city so far!


Jasmine said...

That city is definitely on my "want to visit someday" list. Looks like you're having a great visit thus far.

I'm not gonna lie, though -- I know it's "authentic" and all, but cheese-wiz on a philly cheese steak has never really appealed to me. I prefer good ol' provolone. :)

Anonymous said...

Ugh, that first photo is KILLING me. Seriously. You'll hear from my lawyer.

(I hope you have a GREAT time!!)

Heidi said...

Now I'm hungry. You monster. :)

DeShawn said...

SO glad you got the whiz steak.

AmandaStretch said...

Jasmine - You should at least try it. Cheese Whiz isn't my favorite thing in the world, but this works. So good!

LittleBig/Heidi - Hehehehe.

DeShawn - So am I!

Giggles said...

Several people on our tour of Independence Hall did break out in song. It was fun.

And I think I need a hot fudge sundae.

AmandaStretch said...

I think you do too. :)