We were super excited to host our first official summer visitors and knew it would be a fun weekend. I picked Eric and Jessica up from the train on Friday afternoon and showed them around our new digs. After Kyle came home from work, we headed to dinner at our go-to Italian restaurant (Fellini’s). We walked around town a little bit and decided to head back to the house to watch a movie. We haven’t made the best movie choices lately. We watched Haywire, and it was SUPER lame. It gave us some good laughs.
Saturday was a full day of adventure! We headed into Philly and made a quick stop at the Art Museum for the Rocky picture photo op. Then, we headed to the Reading Terminal Market for a tasty Amish breakfast. After we fueled up, we started the walking tour of the historic sites. The line for the Liberty Bell was really long as usual, so we peeked at it through the window. Then, we checked out Independence Hall and the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier in Washington Park. We made a quick stop at Ben Franklin’s grave before walking over to Old City for a visit to Betsy Ross’s house and Christ Church. By this point, we were ready for a break, and we ended up starting a mini pub crawl in Old City that ended up bringing us lots of laughs.
Stop #1 – Bierstube. A German pub in Old City. The service was really slow, and they were out of everything we asked for. Plus the TV’s were really small, so it was hard to watch the soccer game. All of this prompted us to move on to the next bar but not before Kyle made up a game. We each had to guess the name of the next bar.
Stop #2 – Mac’s Tavern. We sat outside and everyone enjoyed a local Yuengling brew (except me of course).
Stop #3 – National Mechanics. Kyle and I had been here before, and it is a really nice pub. It was Jessica’s turn to pick the drink, and we enjoyed some tasty nachos.
Stop #4 – The Irish Pol. It was my turn to pick the drink, so I went with McDougal’s Scottish Brew. It turned out to be a super dark beer (poor Jessica). This bar was definitely a hole in the wall, and nothing happened there in 1897 (see pic below).
Stop #5 – Q BBQ and Tequila. We ended up staying here for a while, because Kyle’s inventiveness struck again. There were bottle caps in a jar as decoration on the outdoor tables, and Kyle decided to make up a game. It ended up being really fun, and we got a lot of looks from people walking by wondering what we were doing. We are thinking about starting a business with our new game.
After perfecting the rules and a couple of rounds of our new game, it was time to get everyone something to eat. We walked back to the car, and I drove everyone to Pat’s and Geno’s in South Philly for the typical Philly cheesesteak taste test. Eric voted for Geno’s overall while Jessica sided with Pat’s. After dinner, we headed back to the house to watch the Heat vs. Celtics. Everyone was bummed the Celtics lost.
Sunday we had breakfast at Seven Stones Cafe - a bit of a hipster cafe in our hometown. It received mixed reviews from our group, but I liked it. We watched some of the Euro Cup before dropping them off at the airport. It’s always hard to say goodbye, but we had a really fun weekend.
Thanks for visiting, Eric and Jess! We hope you had as much fun as we did.
Pics from our big adventure Saturday: