Our Adventure Back East

As promised, here are a few photos of our adventures in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. A whirlwind trip, but so much fun and even a bit of relaxation crammed in between lots of walking, museum visiting, site seeing, and of course, eating.

A major highlight was beginning our trip playing endlessly with our favorite little niece (we can say that cause we only have one).

Of course we had to stop at Independence Hall where Philip quickly stepped into his tour guide shoes and re-enacted the signing of the Declaration of Independence for all the tourists.

We obviously took advantage of having Deborah with us so we could take a picture together. It seems to be a rare occasion.

The travel channel informed us that a trip to Philly would not be complete without a stop at Pat’s and Geno’s, famous for their Philly Cheesesteaks. Right across the street from eachother, they’re big competitors. Pat’s was better.

I was in heaven with all the good art we saw in New York. I’m sparing you endless photos of my favorite paintings.

A quick stop in NYC to show a little love.

A nauseatingly fast elevator ride up the Rockafeller Center gave us a breathtaking view of the city at night, and a near-heart attack from Philip’s constant need to stand as close to the edge as possible.

Our first full day in Boston was spent on the Freedom Trail, followed by an evening on Hahhhvahhhd (the only true way to say Harvard) campus and dinner at a DELICIOUS burger restaurant called Bartleys. We basked in a true college Friday night experience and debated between ordering the “American Idol” or “George Bush” burger.

A trip to Boston is obviously incomplete without stopping to see the duckling statues.

Fortunately the day we had a car was the day it rained cats and dogs. But a little rain did not stop us from seeing Plymouth Rock (okay..we got out of the car for like 3 minutes). Then, like the chickens we are, we decided that a much better idea was to cozy up in Panera Bread with warm soup and sandwiches.

Seriously one of the best trips ever.



  1. RA says:

    Wait, what about the LOVE sculpture in Philly? Please tell me you had a soft pretzel while you were here. Please.

  2. Packrat says:

    How fun! More pictures? 🙂

  3. Emily says:

    Sounds like so much fun! I've been to all those places in the last year and yet seeing your pictures makes me want to go again. 🙂

  4. Mary says:

    How fun! Josh and I may be going to Boston next summer for our big 10 year anniversary. You'll have to give us the inside scoop on things to see and do.

  5. cari says:

    Glad you were able to get away. Looks like an awesome trip.

  6. Janssen says:

    So so so fun to see you.

    Also, you neglected to mention that we parked illegally and got away with it. Bwhahaha. Um, I hope the police don't read your blog.

  7. oh my gosh HOW FUN!!!!! i'm so jealous! i only have been to NYC that one time i went with peter (everett) and students, but it was so fun and i want to go back sooooo so bad. and great pics! 🙂 miss ya!

  8. The whole trip looks like SO much fun!! I'm so happy that you got to see Janssen and Bart. That must have been awesome. Love the pictures! And yes we would love you to come see Will!

  9. megan says:

    There are MAke Way for Ducklings statues in Boston!? Ok, I am there. If for no other reason.

    Clearly, behind in my blog reading. Looks like tons of fun! You packed a lot into this trip.

    P.S. Glad to know Pat's is better. You know, just in case I ever get to Philly.

  10. Bart says:

    Loved having you out here! Thanks for making the effort. We hope to see you soon again!

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