Philadelphia

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February 20, 2013 by travelingsole

I’ve mentioned my group of friends before on this blog. We’ve already visited cities like Cleveland and Pittsburgh. This time we went to Philly. The group changes depending on who can go. Sometimes additional friends join here or there. When you have a friend in a different city or country why not take advantage. You don’t have to worry about lodging or a tour guide.

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Patrick our trusted driver

Saturday morning we went to Reading Terminal Market.

Saturday morning we went to Reading Terminal Market where Jon works.

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City Hall – The William Penn statue is on top. Most people mistake it for Benjamin Franklin.

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Our group minus me (behind camera) Patrick, Ted, Krista, Karen, and Alissa

Group minus me (behind camera) and Jon (working), L to R Patrick, Ted, Krista, Karen, Alissa, and Kim

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We walked through the city. Taking the sights, sounds, and smells.

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The other side of city hall

DId you know that the LOVE sculpture is this small? I was surprised. I thought it was huge.

Did you know that the LOVE sculpture is this small? I was surprised. I thought it was huge…

The girls - Krista, Kim, Alissa, Me, and Karen

The girls – Krista, Kim, Alissa, Me, and Karen (Photo credit – Ted Zimmerman- btw He’s not George Zimmerman’s cousin)

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This place was so cool. (Excuse the high school use of description)

The wall was a screen. High resolution and when it wasn't on it just looked like a normal wall.

The wall was a screen. High resolution and when it wasn’t on it just looked like a normal wall.

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Ted scheduled Anthropologie into our route. For us girls. The guys went to the park and they told us to enjoy. 🙂 If I was rich I would shop there a lot.

One of 4 parks surrounding City Hall

Rittenhouse Square. It’s one of 4 parks surrounding City Hall.  (Rittenhouse Square, Logan Square, Franklin Square, and Washington Square)

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Excuse the quality of the picture. Here’s what I mean by the parks surrounding city hall. City Hall is that gray area just left of center.

In each city I visit I notice things that seem to be consistent through the city. Chicago was revolving doors, Pittsburgh had bridges, and London had arches.

Philly has graffiti.

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Ted took us out to the Abandon Pier (Kensington. 39.973159,-75.114352) on the Delaware River. Across the river was New Jersey. (not a place to visit after dark)

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Beautiful Alissa

Alissa

Krista and I.

Krista and I.

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The pier was huge

The pier was huge

Beautiful views of the skyline at sunset

Beautiful views of the skyline at sunset (that’s the Benjamin Franklin Bridge on the left)

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Krista and Karen

Krista and Karen

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Photo credit – Krista Byler

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Photo credit - Ted Zimmerman

Slow motion Amish Mafia. Photo credit – Ted Zimmerman

After the pier we went out for dinner. Llama Tooth. Let’s just say this was a very unique restaurant. The food was delicious. The unique part was the décor. They had regular pictures on the wall but they had llama head stickers.

A picture of the Llama Tooth from earlier in the day

A picture of the Llama Tooth from earlier in the day

Waiting outside Llama Tooth for our table to be ready.

Philly

Philly

A wonderful weekend with good friends make memories and laughing together.

Hope you enjoy the gazoodles of pictures,

Karli

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One thought on “Philadelphia

  1. Thanks so much for sharing! Some nice photos. We are spending 12 days in Switzerland with a friend on the way to America in June!!!!! 🙂 A dream vacation come true!!

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