One of my many 2012 goals is to explore 4 new cities. What better way to ensure I’m on track than to start the first day of the year? Needless to say, Jeff & I were in Philadelphia (a foreign city, to me) for New Years Eve. The next morning breakfast in bed [room-service-style] was exactly what we needed to get us in “tourist-mode”.

After a couple cups of hotel coffee, no make-up, and a long night. [Ha!]

Happy 2012cheeeeese.

We did the necessary Liberty Bell, Independance Hall, and the President’s House in Philadelphia (or what’s left of it). I love history. And I loved walking through the doorways our founding father’s once walked through.

After seeing the “necessary” stuff, we moved on to the “important” stuff ..getting ourselves a big, cheese-whiz-y philly cheesesteak. We honestly drove all over the entire city in search. First we couldn’t find a spot to park within miles of Pat’s or Geno’s. So across town we went to Tony Luke’s, which was closed for New Year’s day. [Ugh!] I swear this was hours worth of driving least two, or 1.5. Regardless, we were starving by this point and too stubborn to give up on our dream of cheesesteaks. We parked, walked, waited in a 15 minute line, and got ourselves a delcious cheesesteak topped with cheese whiz from GENO’s. Obviously too hungry to wait until we got back to the car, we ate while we walked. And Jeff – FAIL ….. ha :)

hahahahahahaha – thumbs up!

You’re looking at the three photographs I took of our adventure. In my defense, I was with the master photographer [Jeff], who caught a lot of great shots of our trip. You can see all of them at Two Coins Photography – Flipadelphia. [Look for my ‘gorgeous’ faux glasses in the photos]. Enjoy!

one city down. three to go. <3


About chelset

Born and raised Iowan ..uprooting my life and moving to the big city. Many adjustments will be made along the way ..but what's life without some risk?
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