Exploring Philly

January 28, 2018

Exploring Philly
This past weekend I did something that I never thought I would do- I went to a Philadelphia Eagles game in Philadelphia. As a die-hard Washington Redskins fan, you can imagine the torture I went through watching a sea of green and white cheer for the Eagles. Aside from the fact that our rival team is heading to the super bowl, I realized how vibrant and lively Philadelphia is. I had never been there before and seeing that it was only a three-hour drive, I figured it would be a fun weekend trip.

Philadelphia reminds me a lot of Washington, D.C. Tall buildings, public transportation, and a lot of loud football fans. Omar impulsively bought NFC Championship tickets when the Eagles won a few weeks ago, but since they won, it was totally worth it. The game itself was crazy, and though I will never be an Eagles fan, I will admit they deserved to win. Though you can't see it in the pictures, I did wear a Redskins sweater underneath my jacket, HTTR baby!

Aside from the game, we decided to make get away just the two of us, which was much needed! Our first stop was in South Philly to try the two famous cheesesteak restaurants, Pat's and Geno's. Though I didn't eat either, Omar insisted the Pat's is the best. Then we checked into our hotels, washed up, and hit the town. We first started off with visiting Independence Hall and The Liberty Bell. I so badly wanted to link the Liberty Bell, but I'm guessing they keep it protected from crazy How I Met Your Mother fans, like myself. The whole area of Old Town Philadelphia was beautiful with the horse drawn carriages, the original stone roads, and the brick buildings. Around the corner were a handful of shops and places to eat. We decided to get dessert at the Happily Ever After Cafe. Throughout the cafe was a ton of movies and television shows memorabilia. We got the dessert called Dragon's Breath which was basically a caramelized puff (tasted very much like Cap'N Crunch). The liquid nitrogen was soooo cool though and we also shared a Butterbeer! Next we headed to the other side and newer side of town. It was so beautiful! The tall buildings, the pretty lights, and the weather wasn't too shabby either. We went in and out of shops until the stores started to close and then we went to Aston's Cigar Bar. Omar and I had some fancy cocktails, had a cigar (which was a first for me), and ate this increidble cheese and cracker plate. We felt very fancy and loved it!

On Sunday, we had time to kill before the 6:40 p.m. game. We started out having lunch at Luna Cafe. It was a very quaint diner and the loaded potatoes were really good. Next, we walked around Old Town Philly some more and found some really cool local comic book and old book stores. I scored the Annie Musical Vinyl for only $5! Then we headed to the infamous Rocky Steps! Of course we had to do the "Rocky Move" and jump up and down when we reached the top. Once you're at the top take a minute to view the city. It's beautiful. Before you know it, Omar and I were headed to the game where the Eagles annihilated the Vikings 38-7.

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Even though the Eagles won, it was an incredible trip with my favorite person. 10/10 would recommend visiting.

xoxo, Michele


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