We headed to Philadelphia on Saturday morning for a game at Citizen’s Bank Park and finally see that Liberty Bell! Unfortunately the weather was absolute soup on Saturday and the game was a bit of a soaker…but we had great seats and got to see the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals! While I’m a hard-core Yankees fan, I have loved the Cardinals since the home run race of 1998 with McGwire and Sosa. Redheads need to stick together, right?
The Cards won thanks to a Matt Holliday three-run home run so the night wasn’t a total wash. We very happily (and a bit bedraggled) took the train back to our room and soaked up the central AC and the bottle of bubbly we stowed in our bag!
On Sunday we awoke to the most gorgeous blue skies, fluffy clouds and fresh breezes. Hallelujah! Brunch at Rouge on Rittenhouse Square was a must! Fully sated with truffled frites and scrambled eggs, we headed out for the day. I’ve been to Philadelphia once, back in the Spring for a flower show on a tour, so I didn’t get to see many sites. I must see the Liberty Bell, I emphatically stated. Actually, I said something more like, it took me 15 years to get to Philadelphia. Let’s go see that Liberty Bell!
After exploring Old Town and the main historic sites, we walked the cobblestone streets of Society Hill to see those famous Federal and Georgian-style brick row houses. We went to college in Boston and instantly feel at home when we see those quaint streets. It was a perfect day to stroll for blocks and take in that refined beauty. And flags! There were so many beautiful flags lining the blocks. I especially love the 1776 ones.
Before we headed home we wanted to see the quintessential Philadelphia landmark. Can you guess what it is??
72 steps! Gonna fly now…