Monday, July 11, 2011

Anniversary Trip to Philly

On Sunday morning, we went down to Philadelphia for a little anniversary getaway.  Kaitlyn got to stay home with Grammy and Grampy.  We started out at the Museum of Art.  Kevin really like the section with all the armor.Kevin at the Philadelphia Museum of ArtI made it my mission to stick my feet in every fountain in the city.  Kevin also told me I was “crazy” to be wearing a Bruins T-shirt in Philly, but I made it home safely anyway.Cyndi in PhiladelphiaOn the 4th of July, we headed over to Independence Hall to watch the parade.Cyndi and Kevin at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PAFor lunch, we went to Brauhaus Schmitz.  Best German food I’ve had this side of the Atlantic!  Kevin and I shared currywurst, wienersnitzel, spaetzle, and schwartzwalder kirschtorte.  That night, we watched the “Party on the Parkway”, concert, and fireworks from our hotel balcony.Kevin in PhiladelphiaCyndi in Philadelphia

On Tuesday, we did all of the historical “stuff”.  We started at the Liberty Bell.Cyndi and Kevin at the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, PAThen went inside Independence Hall.  Then over to the building that housed the first Congress.  I think Kevin and I make good members of Congress… Kevin, First Congress, Philadelphia, PACyndi, First Congress, Philadelphia, PA

Afterwards, it was off to the Fire Museum. Below is a picture of part of their 9/11 display….9/11 Memorial at the Philadelphia Fire Museum

Cyndi at the Philadelphia Fire Museum

We had lunch at City Tavern that afternoon.  It is the oldest restaurant in Philadelphia.  Washington and Jefferson both ate there. Cyndi at City Tavern in Philadelphia, PA

Kevin at City Tavern in Philadelphia, PA

Finally, we visited the U.S. Mint.  Much to our disappointment, we won’t be retiring any time soon though.Kevin at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, PA

On our anniversary on Wednesday,  we went to the Franklin Institute to see the Mummies of the World exhibit and watch Tornado Alley in Imax.  I even got Kevin to go on the flight simulator with me.  Afterwards we went over to Eastern State Penitentiary.  I’ve been wanting to go there since Jason and Grant investigated it on the TV show, Ghost Hunters.  I didn’t see any ghosts, but it was really cool anyway!Eastern State, Philadelphia, PA Cyndi at Eastern State, Philadelphia, PA

Kevin at Eastern State, Philadelphia, PABelow is Al Capone’s cell…Al Capone's cell at Eastern State, Philadelphia, PAThat evening, Kevin took me out to dinner at a Brazilian steakhouse and then for a horse and carriage ride around the city. 

We didn’t have to leave until Thursday afternoon, so we went over to the Natural History Museum in the morning.  I wanted to see the dinosaurs and the butterflies.Cyndi at the Natural History Museum, Philadelphia, PACyndi at Natural History Museum, Philadelphia, PAKevin made a new friend, that didn’t want to leave him…Natural History Museum, Philadelphia, PA Cyndi at the Natural History Museum, Philadelphia, PA