2.20.12 – A visit from Mary and Kelley

20 Feb

Happy President’s Day!  We had a weekend visit from our friends Mary and Kelley who made the long trek from Bloomington, IL to see us.  Unfortunately, Kyle and I had to work on Friday, but they had a good time exploring our hometown on their own.  Friday evening we met Mary’s nephew Bryan for dinner at Triumph in Philly, which was quite delicious.  After dinner, we went to the Arden Theater (where Bryan works) to see a play called Clybourne Park.  It was a really fun evening!

Saturday we set out to explore Philly’s historic sites.  Naturally, we started at Reading Terminal Market to eat breakfast at our favorite spot – the Dutch Eating Place.  We all tried scrapple for the first time which had mixed reviews, but the pancakes and french toast did not disappoint.  After breakfast, we headed to Independence Hall.  Unfortunately, the rest of Philly decided to check out the historic sites as well to celebrate President’s Day weekend.  We decided to skip the long lines and checked out Ben Franklin’s Grave, Betsy Ross’s house, and Christ Church (check out the pictures in the gallery). After the historic sites, we met up with Bryan for snacks and drinks at National Mechanics, which was a fun little bar and restaurant in Olde City.  Our historic tour ended there. 🙂  We ended the night with a slice at Soho Pizza and a quick trip to Love Park for a photo opportunity.  We may not have accomplished all the sightseeing we set out to do, but we still had a ton of fun.

Sunday was a day of rest.  We ate lunch at our local Iron Hill Brewery and dinner at our favorite Italian place Fellini’s.  Mary and Kelley confirmed our opinions of Fellini’s deliciousness.  We are so glad that they were able to visit us, and we had a lot of fun!  Here are some pics from our adventure:

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