Assuming you haven’t betrayed us for our intense, almost professional aversion to posting, let’s talk about Philadelphia!
I’ve spent a lot of time here (well, maybe half a year, but that’s a good chunk) and hadn’t really done much exploring of the city until this weekend. Rose was here (hence my lack of posting) and one day we decided to go to Center City and sightsee. I looked up a few places to see in Philly and almost smacked myself when I saw Independence Hall listed. It’s the most historically significant place in Philadelphia – if not the United States – and I hadn’t even thought of it. Well, after seeing that, I decided we just had to go. So, without telling Rose where we were going – “You’ll see!” – we hopped on the SEPTA and went to 5th and Market.
It was a really nice day – blue sky, not too many clouds, and fading snow everywhere. I don’t get over to Center City much, so it was lovely to see all the cool, big buildings. And – much to my surprise – there was no fee to tour anything in Independence Park (applicable through the end of February, by the way!).
We didn’t want to wait in the LONG, long line for the guided tour of Independence Hall – and, frankly, neither of us wanted to be around that many people. Instead, we wandered around (taking some pictures next to the beautiful brick building and clocktower) and saw the Liberty Bell! It was all really cool, and Rose said it went along with her history class about the Constitution very nicely.
Anyway, that was our day (afterwards, we stopped by for some lunch in the form of a cheese steak for me and a tuna melt for her!). We also made dinner (spaghetti with alfredo sauce) and ate at my room’s little round table with some candlelight and music. It was very calm and quiet, and gave us a chance to talk. Always good!
That was my Saturday – a good, good day with Rose. More about the weekend soon!
As always, thanks for reading.