What I love about this trip is the fact that I got to see parts of the country that I would never thought of seeing. B's parents live in a rural part of Pennsylvania. Now when you say the word "rural" to a city girl like me, I think of just farms, neighbors living about a mile from each other and animals. Well, in a sense, that is what it is but a bit different. His parents live in a beautiful house surrounded by green green grass. No fences. Neighbors are walking distance and in front of the house you see the woods- tall trees sweeping the sky. Other than silence you hear the seasonal cicaidas chirping away.
We spent a couple of nights there. It was good for him to spend time with his folks and they don't live too far from Philly.
This is the table we ate dinner. So cute. I even got to help shuck corn.
We took the train out to Philadelphia and I got to experience the city by foot. 79 blocks to be exact! We had a pass that was good for the whole day and he didn't tell me that we can take the bus because he wanted me to really absorb the city. sigh.. ahahha!
Lunch was at Bain's, a deli that has been in business for almost 100 years. I got a reuben with toasted marble rye bread.
After seeing the Liberty Bell and the place where they signed the Declaration of Independence, we headed to the opposite direction to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia to check out the Mutter Museum. Here we got to see medical abnormalties and anamolies. We also got to see tools that they use in the in turn of the century. Informative and yet a bit uneasy. "
I bought conjoined twins letterpress card in which I will frame and cookie cutters. Holiday cookies are going to be fun this year!!
It wouldn't be a complete Philly trip if I didn't have a proper cheesesteak. We went to Jim's Philadelphia Cheesesteaks. Yes, I can honestly say that not many places in Los Angeles make it the right way.
The last day, we drove back to New York City to catch our flight and return the car. (sad face)
But thanks to a mobile app, we got to check out Saluggi's. OHMYGOODNESS... yes, my East Coast friends. I get it now. I understand why NY pizza is just the best around. This doesn't mean I will stop eating pizza in Cali. It just means the bar has now been set. =)
The dough is what makes it awesome: crispy but just a bit doughy in the inside. The fresh mozzarella and the spicy pepperoni.. superb!
Until next time!