Mike took me to NYC for my 30th, so I took him to Philly for his. The man loves history and aside from where we currently live, this city has that whole “America’s birthplace” thing going for it. (I love me a
dork smart man.)
We ate amazing sandwiches and other nom-tastic food not pictured because those places were so legit to break out a camera might cause us to get thrown out (ask for Michale at Il Pittore’s – that server knows his stuff)! DiNic’s of Reading Market won Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America challenge. And Pat’s Cheese steak won my stomach’s challenge.
We also hit up the infamous Hop Sing Laundromat for craft cocktails and everything you read about them on Yelp is true, down to the owner with a stick up his arse. The drinks there were decent, but not mind blowing, so we busted outta there and really enjoyed Village Whiskey‘s down-to-earth vibe and drinks, especially their chocolate margarita!
We walked around Old City where spring was happening like whoa.
I mean, how do people have the money to plant/cultivate/maintain gardens like this?
And after an extremely fun segway tour of Philly (so. much. fun!), we were ready to get all history’fied.
It really is amazing to walk into a room and think back to the massively amazing events which occurred there and allowed our country to be what it is today.
If you can’t tell by the pictures, we really enjoyed ourselves. The trip allowed us to get our mind off things and simply have a good time, pretending like we were not about to spend our lives’ savings on a new home!
(and for those of you wondering, yes – Mike got a male version of the present he got me for my 30th, just more of something that tells time and not something with heels!)