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Fun in Philly

My wonderful boyfriend and I had a TERRIFIC time in Philadelphia for our 10 year anniversary!

It started off a little rocky but not this kind of Rocky:

Our first interaction with the city was near an art college. Everyone we saw was either a hipster, art student or homeless. It didn’t bode well for the city! But maybe we were just near the Philly version of the Pine Street Inn (Boston’s major homeless shelter… in case I lost you on that hometown reference) because we didn’t see nearly as many in other parts of the city. Also, the first piece of art looked like poo:

It was really supposed to be a giant glob of paint, but at first we didn’t see the giant paint brush over it when we were driving past it.

We really did have an awesome time though! We went on a tour of City Hall (the largest government office in the country). I LOVE guided tours that teach me something… because I’m a GIANT NERD!

T and City Hall (in the background)

We went to the Reading Terminal Market (which I think was my favorite thing… I LOVE a wide variety of foods in one place and the soft pretzels were to die for! Literally, there was probably enough butter to cause a heart attack – but they were scrumptious!)

We also saw the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall

And we did a lot of walking… T is an architect, and as the tour guide at City Hall said: “not all art is in a museum!” We looked at a TON of buildings! T simply loves it and Philly has a bunch of really neat buildings to look at, including the Masonic Hall:

Philly also has a ton of really fabulous statues:

I don’t know the real name of this statue, but I call it “butts and feet” because regardless of the angle, you see lots of butts and feet!

In fact, if I ever go back to Philly, I think I would go on a butt scavenger hunt, they have a lot of exposed butts on their statues (not saying I minded, it was just interesting). Make a game out of it, see how many one can find while there, you know? At least there were more than I’ve ever seen in any other city… and I studied abroad in Europe! (there is a statue of a kid peeing in Belgium… and they still don’t have as many derrieres as Philly).

And yes, Philly cheese steaks were had! T tried 3 from a variety of places. I did not, however… since I’m a vegetarian and all. 🙂

It was a lot of fun and I’m super glad we went! I love seeing and learning about new places. It’s a great walking city and I really recommend seeing Philly!

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Ten Tales of T – Day 6 – Quotes on Love

Hello!

To celebrate my 10 year anniversary with my boyfriend, I’m dedicating 10 posts to him. You can read more about it here.

Today, I’m just going to share with you some of my favorite quotes about love, because I don’t have a lot of time. T and I are about to leave for a mini-vacation! I had hours of rehearsal on our actual anniversary, but he’s such a good sport, he was willing to accept a “rain date.” So we’re taking a long weekend and running off to Philadelphia. I’ve never been there before so I’m really excited! Plus, T is a really good travel buddy. 

So here are some of my favorite quotes about love (and I’m silly… so most of them are too):

“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” ~ Charlie Brown (I love this one because I LOVE peanut butter)

“All that matters in a relationship is that you like the same pizza toppings.” ~The Simpsons

“Real elation is when you feel like you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe.” ~Doug Larson

“Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” ~Oscar Wilde

I know I have better ones, but T is packing the car, so it’s time to go! 🙂

Have a great weekend!

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