Philadelphia – one of my new favorite places to visit

So, we arrived by train from Rahway to Trenton, NJ to Philadelphias 30th street station and started walking down Market street.. It was suprisingly easy to navigate through the town, and mike was amazed at how good i am with a map and little direction. We got to the hotel after a quick dunkin donuts run, dropped off the luggy bag I brought and then explored downtown a little to buy a backpack and some drinks to bring back to the hotel. Dropped that off and went to the Franklin Institute, which closes after 5pm and it was now 530p, but we were able to see the star wars exhibit and ride the millenium falcon, which is a simulator of hyper drive.. not worth the $5.. we went back to the hotel and I did a lil research on dinner and chose the City Tavern, a tavern built in the 1700’s where George Washington once held as the continental army home meeting spot.. It also hosted a huge list of historical big names like John Adams, Ben Franklin, etc.. etc.. make sure you try the Secret Recipe Thomas Jefferson sweet potato and pecan biscuits.. those were DELISH.. and i had a very filling Martha Washington Turkey Pot Pie, the pastry was all melty on the bottom, and nice light and flaky on top… to make the whole thing even better, you drink out of historic looking goblets, and dine in these beautiful old rooms, and the waiters are dressed in the garb of the times.. so after that, very full, we walked around and found the old philadelphia merc. exchange and walked around the cobblestones.. and did a little picking at the pillars which were very worn away.. then we walked past the first bank of the US.. (im not sure if that is the official name).. and then walked all around town, marveling at Phillys sites and buildings.. we eventually caught a cab back to the windsor hotel, and watched snakes on a plane.. a very cheesy movie.. but it was fun and we didnt take it too seriously. The next morning, I woke up and ran to dd and got us some coffee and donuts, we checked out and got bfast at the marriot on market street, where we found breakfast to be very expensive.. then we jumped on the subway and jumped back off after some policy activity and overall confusion was taking place.. We walked a little down to Consititution Hall and found that the Consititution wasnt there, so after a little shopping at the museum shop, we walked back and saw Ben Franklins grave and threw some pennies on top.. we walked to independance hall, then sat for a while, then jumped on the trolley tour bus, took a 90 minute tour, jumped off at south street, ate dinner at Bridget Moys (SP?), then walked back to subway and made it home.. very nice time


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