The Philadelphia Adventure

We just got back from our whirlwind weekend in Philadelphia for my friend’s wedding. It was fun. It was hot {and very humid}. We did lots of walking and eating. I notice that I’m getting worse every year at documenting trips with photographs, but here are a few:

I loved the historic buildings in Philadelphia! There were these beautiful little quiet streets full of brick buildings and big leafy trees.

We spent one morning going around South Philadelphia, the Italian food area of the city. It was great! We ate cannoli, browsed an amazing kitchen supply store, and ogled at the cheese, pasta and etc at multiple fine groceries {including Di Bruno’s, the one advertised in this mural}.

Hands down, THE best sandwiches we had in this city known for sandwiches: the pulled pork sandwich at DiNic’s in Reading Terminal Market. The line wrapped around the counter, and it was worth the wait. I had the Italian-style pulled pork sandwich with sharp provolone and sweet roasted peppers. This was the sandwich of my dreams, especially in comparison to the mediocre cheese steak sandwich I had the day before. But really the sandwich defies all comparison—it was divine. This left me and Mike wondering—what’s with all the hype about Philly cheese steaks? Go to DiNic’s! You won’t be disappointed!

And last but not least, here’s a little peek at my friend’s wedding. This is the chuppah {wedding canopy} from the ceremony. The wedding was a beautiful blending of many traditions—the groom’s Jewish background, traditional Christian wedding elements, beautiful vows written by the couple, and elements of the Quaker self-uniting ceremony. It was such a fun day! Sadly, I took very few photos, so I’ll have to leave you with just this one—but isn’t this canopy beautiful!? And the rest of the wedding was just as beautiful—a combination of the natural surroundings in Bartram’s Garden, family history and tradition, and the whimsy, fun, and spirit of the couple!

And now, I’m off to get packing! We’re moving to Boulder in less than a week! Wow! Time to start throwing things in boxes!


3 Responses to “The Philadelphia Adventure”

  1. 1 Arlete May 31, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I loved this blog entry and encourage you to do more of this type.

  2. 2 Kerri May 31, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    That wedding canopy is the best! So adorable. Happy moving!

  3. 3 erasmith September 27, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Nicole! I didn’t know you did so many fun things! I’m so happy because I only got to see you and Mike for a few minutes but you managed to see some of the best things in Philly. And of course Reading Terminal Market. You’ll have to visit again so I can take you to the Fabric Museum and Franklin Fountain!

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