All posts filed under: Philadelphia

One year ago pre-pandemic

Nearly one year ago, we spent our spring break in the City of Brotherly Love. We did not know then the meaning of socially distancing or masking up. It is almost comical that we traveled to a largely populated city right before the world shuttered down. We even cut our trip short because news of our university telling students not to return from spring break was the first real hint that this global pandemic was to be taken seriously. Looking back at these photos almost feels like studying a relic. A year later, I am missing the old normal. And those soup dumplings from Dim Sum Garden. And the fresh peking duck from Reading Terminal Market.

A weekend in Philadelphia

Good friends are good for the soul. And life is just too dang short to not find the time to spend with these special people. People who inspire you to be a better person, who make you feel good about yourself, who understand you, accept you and still love you. In celebration of this fact, my dear friend Margaret met me in Philadelphia for a girls weekend. This was not an easy task for her, as she runs her own certified naturally grown farm in Pittsburgh, but I’m so glad she did. Our weekend in a couple of photos… Top right, we grabbed a delicious Mexican lunch in Dover, Del., before heading into the city. Reading Terminal Market, how I love thee. Finding and exploring a city’s market is a great way to check out the local fare. Trying to identify this tree seed. If you know what it is, please shout it out in the comments! It’s still a mystery to us. Strolling through Washington Square. Independence Hall, birthplace to┬áthe Declaration of Independence and …