08.16.08 Personal

Our Day in Philadelphia

otal tourists. That’s what we were as we wandered the streets of Philadelphia. The only thing missing was a visor and fanny pack, then we’d totally look like we didn’t belong. JD and I bounced all over the city—yes, eating everything we could along the way—and experienced Philly the best way we knew how: From my blog readers recommendations! Hollllllla!

With many thanks to those of you who emailed and commented, JD and I happily spent the day together. Thank you so much and if you ever come out to Orange County, I hope to do the same for you! Lastly, I have Internet access, but can’t send email, so I’ll be catching up early next week…I appreciate your patience in advance!

I received plenty of opinions on where JD should experience his Philly Cheesesteak, so while I won't say which restaurant he ended up choosing (I'm afraid for my life, Internet!), I will say he enjoyed every last bite, even licking the left over Whiz on the paper wrap. Of course because of my vegetarianism, I didn't partake in the feast, but I watched in wonder. I mean, I don't get the big deal about slices of meat covered in CheeseWhiz and onions, but I--apparently--don't know how to live life. This was told to me in between stuffed mouthfuls, so I had a hard time understanding JD. Or at least that's what I told him!

We spent the afternoon visiting historical sites and landmarks and I can't express how much I love this beautiful country! Experiencing and seeing our beautiful culture and past was a true highlight of our day! :)

Happy Saturday!
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ashley Brockinton - We have Rita's down here in SW Florida. It's sooo good.  08.20.08 - 7:56pm
Paper Monkey - Looks like you had a blast! mmmmm cheese whiz!  08.19.08 - 1:05pm
Stephen Knuth - Ohhh....I am from that area. You had Ritas! How good is that stuff!   08.19.08 - 11:10am
hedy berg - love the angle of that picture of JD sitting on the step infront of the large window ... he almost looks like a tiny character living in giant's world!  08.18.08 - 1:18pm
MelissaB - Can't wait to meet you both tomorrow in Chi-town. I am anxiously awaiting some fabulous advise and expertise :)  08.18.08 - 6:25am
Michelle Pearson - Looks like you both had a blast!!!  08.17.08 - 10:47pm
Val McCormick Photography - Rita's is so yummy! Almost NY time, Yey :-) WoooHooo :-)  08.17.08 - 2:57pm
Troy Schneider - Yay... photos from Philly! I'm glad to hear you and JD had a great time. I think I'm going to to have to take a day trip to the city when we go home to visit family for Christmas.  08.17.08 - 12:28pm
Rae Barnes - So fun! I am glad you guys had a good time and got to experience Philly the right way. ;-) My hubby will be glad.  08.17.08 - 10:03am
Linda Morgan - Philley is great. I am guessing Pats. It is the best. Can not wait to see you in KC. Just got onto you and DJ a few days ago and I am hooked.   08.17.08 - 9:32am
chantal - Yay!! I can't wait to see you in Chicago!!  08.17.08 - 7:45am
Nena - Love it! =-)  08.17.08 - 6:15am
Tunji Sarumi - lol... the last picture made JD look tiny in front of a Huge door.  08.17.08 - 6:04am
Denise Mabilog - I live near Philly and I LOVE Rita's soooo much! This weekend was a beautiful weekend for you to be here. I'm coming into the city today (Sunday)...maybe we'll run into each other.  08.17.08 - 4:02am
Dave Shilling@DNRPhoto - You ARE aware that by discussing the fact that there was whiz, you have alerted the world of your Geno/Pat preference, right?  08.16.08 - 11:49pm
Ashley - I can't believe you went to Rita's!! That's pretty much the best ice cream/italian ice I've ever had and I finally found a place in OC like that. Go figure, the soft serve and ice flavors are shipped from Pennsylvania. I love it. Be sure to eat another before you leave!  08.16.08 - 5:58pm
joan solitario - you made me miss Philly looking at your photos! So awesome you were able to try the Rita's Water Ice :-D Coooolness!  08.16.08 - 5:22pm
Melissa - Great pics, looks like fun!  08.16.08 - 1:54pm
Chatti - Have fun!!! love your pictures!   08.16.08 - 12:29pm
Mike Allebach - I will try not to be offended that you didn't get a good cheesesteak at Steve's Prince of Steaks. Oh and although it's the official way to make cheesesteak. Wiz is gross. Wish I would have seen you. I was playing a tourist in my own city by visiting the art museum and today had a trash the dress at the Eastern State Penitentiary.   08.16.08 - 10:35am
ohana photography - jasmine star in a fanny pack. YES!!! gotta see it ;) *giggle giggle* as always you two are just too cute! have an awesome weekend!  08.16.08 - 9:57am
Misty Dawn - OMG! I so stalk your blog but never comment LOL I LOVE your work, Jasmine! I can't believe you're like half an hour away from me right now! I'm In Delaware which is so close to Philly! How long are you guys in town for?  08.16.08 - 8:42am
JGen - whoa! i cant believe you guys are so close to me right.. i mean kind close, alot closer than ORANGE COUNTY, CA! ah well.. in 9 days i see you in nyc! yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! goin' to do another dance!!!  08.16.08 - 8:14am
jess@studio3z - You guys are so stinkin adorable.   08.16.08 - 8:11am