louise and i took a nice holiday trip to philadelphia. we only stayed 3 nights, but we got see most of the things we wanted to and after 3 days, louise starts to miss jessie too much. whenever i am away and wonder what jessie is currently doing...i usually picture something like this...
let's see..we stayed at the radisson hotel right in the middle of the city next to rittenhouse square. the room was huge and had a plasma screen so you know it was balla. we did some walking around the first day...and after about 20 minutes i realized i overdressed...it wasn't ridiculously cold like i expected. we got some subs from some place called jimmie johns...i think...delicious. while walking around, my keen eye also spotted a bus that may or may not have contained souljah boy.
later that night we went out and went to an irish pub called irish pub. it was nice and not too busy...but not dead. we found our own little area in the corner. louise drank some of their local beers, while i drank a lot of maker's mark and the beer that louise did not end up drinking. i was feeling good and tipsy. i remember sitting there with her really engaged in our conversation, feeling appreciative that i have a girlfriend that i really enjoy talking to.
the next day we visited the reading terminal market which was sort of like baltimore's lexington market, but much nicer and with a more pleasant aroma. we walked around and looked at amish stuff and lots of food. we bought stuff for louise's parents. i found a vegetarian food booth that served veggie cheese steaks. well i figured, since i'm in philly...might as well...it was...not great.
tastes like dissapointment
later that night we visited south street, which was mostly disappointing. louise bought some shoes and we ate at this nice and cheap mexican restaurant where louise did some eavesdropping on the other cutomers.
the last full day we were in philly was devoted to visiting some museums. i had intended on going to the museum of art to do the rocky steps run, but we decided on the ben franklin science institute and the mutter museum. the bfsi was cool and interactive. we checked out exhibits on sports and the human heart. i got to mix it up a little with mia hamm. we also saw an imax movie on ancient sea monsters which was cool except it was all cg.
the mutter museum was interesting. it was very similar to the walter reed museum i visited on a school field trip. there were a lot of medical anomalies and oddities that served well to make me uncomfortable and uneasy. no photography was allowed in the museum, which was probably a good thing unless my blog reader were interested in seeing unborn fetuses in jars.
one another thing i wanted to write down before i forgot was the diner across the street from our hotel. we ate their twice and really liked their food, prices, being open 24 hours as well as their name, little pete's.
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