Thursday, July 18, 2013

Weekend in Philly & The Color Run!

Last weekend I got to have a weekend out of town with some friends! Greg is a great daddy and kept those boys busy all weekend long!

The main thing that got us together was doing the Color Run! Then it turned into a girls weekend!

Besides it taking me almost FIVE hours to get from here to Philadelphia instead of the normal 3 hrs or so (took my only 2 hrs and 15 mins to get home on Sunday, ssshhhh)... it was a fantastic time!

We stayed right downtown, city hall was right out our window! Everything was so nearby, valet took my car on Friday and didn't see it again until Sunday.

Friday was a great little dinner (I had fish tacos) at a neat place called Smokin Betty's!

On Saturday we did some sightseeing... it was just a quick walk to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall (fyi it's free to tour, but you must get timed tickets from the Visitor Center on Market Street) we also checked out the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers for the Revolutionary War at Washington Square and toured Betsy Ross' home.

Liberty Bell

Benjamin Franklin's Grave

Betsy Ross' House

Then it was time to meet up with a couple other friends and we got lunch at Hard Rock Cafe. Then literally chatted our butts off until 7pm when we were like "Oh wow, it's 7pm, we better figure out dinner plans!" Another quick walk to Reading Terminal Market, and we had a delicious family style meal at Maggiano's.

Went back to the hotel to get all our of stuff together for the Color Run (I brought my big ole fabric shears to cut our shirts a bit for fun) in the morning and get our butts to bed. It's been a long time since I laid in bed giggling like a school girl before falling asleep! Can't even remember what we were laughing about!

Next day we got up at 5:30am, got ready, caught a cab to the Color Run that started at the Please Touch Museum. We ended up being the first people in the third wave of people to start. I hadn't been able run much due to my longer than expected recovery from surgery. A couple of the gals had their own injuries... so we did a run/walk combo that was good with everyone and easier for chatting & people watching! It was a great time with great company!


Found these quote very fitting:

"The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness.  You have to catch it yourself." 
~Author unknown,
commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin

1 comment:

Jeri Slater said...

Sounds like such a wonderful time! I love you guys with all your 'colors'. The quote is awesome. Thanks for sharing.