Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Highlights: the absolutely gorgeous, amazingly green landscape/trying a 100% authentic Philly cheesesteak/discovering Reading Terminal Market (a DEFINITE must for anyone visiting Philly)/shopping for counterfeit merchandise on South Street and legal items at the King of Prussia Mall (the largest mall on the East Coast!)/looking up in awe at 20 ft. tall Honest Abe
Brett shows off Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed.
The Liberty Bell
Reading Terminal Market is an indoor farmer's market where hundreds of different merchants offer fresh produce, meats, flowers, baked goods, and crafts. Several of the spaces are run by the Amish. We had such a fun time looking at (and tasting) all the unique products.
Philadelphia is full of amazing art work including Robert Indiana's famous LOVE sculpture. We took a break from all our walking to enjoy them.
Franklin Square and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
We visited the famed intersection of 9th and Passyunk where the biggest debate of mankind is based...Pat's or Geno's???!!! We tried a cheesesteak from each and decided we preferred Geno's. To each their own!
Our hotel was right next to Valley Forge, the camp site of the American Continental Army during the winter of the Revolutionary War. The 3,500 acre national park is absolutely beautiful.
Brett in front of George Washington's headquarters during the encampment at Valley Forge. We were actually able to walk thru the restored home.
Could the east coast be more beautiful? This is what all the freeways look like! You would think you were out in the middle of nowhere.
The Lincoln Memorial was absolutely amazing. I was so stunned by the statue's reverence and beauty.
The Washington Monument
Brett makes a friend in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Yuck!
National WWII Memorial
Unfortunately, when we arrived at the White House there was an event going on on the East Lawn, so security would not allow us to get very close to the building.
U.S. Capitol Building
We had such a blast visiting Philadelphia and Washington D.C.! Now all we need to make the trip a complete success, is the news that Brett passed his test (the whole reason for the trip!). We're still waiting for the results, so keep your fingers crossed! :)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Every Wednesday night I get to re-live the glory days and spend a few hours on the softball field with a bunch of other women. We attempt to pretend that we are all still as fast, strong, and skilled as we once were. Brett missed almost this whole last season while he was out of town, so now he's making sure to come whenever he can. Not only is he my biggest cheerleader, but apparently he's my own personal photog as well! He took all these pics, without any prodding from me! It's so nice that he supports me and is there to cheer me on.
Tagging another player out after she led off too far.
My home run hit, caught in action!
Stealing from 2nd, and sliding into 3rd base. Yes, I was safe!
Some more great hitting shots.
What is a party without food?!
Playing games and opening presents.
We are all now very well versed with the different baby food flavors. YUCK!!