I grew up in Eastern PA - about an hour from Philly and an hour from New York. Believe it or not - I rarely ever got to Philly. My parents took me to New York City all the time - for shows, day trips, shopping, Rockefeller Center, Central park, museums etc. I loved visiting NY. I am now discovering the other city that I grew up near - Philadelphia.
I went to Philly on Sunday to meet up with Sarah. She lives in RI now (boo hoo!) but was in Philly for work - so I thought - Hey!! That's only an hour and a half drive from Baltimore! Soon enough - the date was set - we'd meet in Philly and shop around Fabric Row near South Street and 4th.
Unfortunately - almost all the fabric shops were closed on Sunday :( But we did get to one yarn shop - Sophie's Yarns. It was a cute shop with some beautiful yarns. We didn't buy anything (nothing jumped out at us), but had fun looking around.
Lunch was heavenly :) We had cheese steaks at Jim's Steaks. There's nothing like a good Philly cheese steak!! In Baltimore - they think a cheese steak means mayo, lettuce and tomato on top of the steak - so not what a cheese steak should be! It needs to be cheese whiz, steak and onions - period! I may not have visited Philly all that much growing up - but the Philly style cheese steak was definitely part of my childhood. I still remember going to Greasy Dicks (a.k.a Richard's Drive-In) and ordering a nice juicy cheese steak with pirogies.... yum!
Another stop was Pearl art supplies. I got some dye for yarn and some ink pens. I will fill you in more about the dye soon - I going to try an overdying experiment on some yarn I got.
After our shopping and eating adventures - we headed over to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed walking around, taking photos and even did a bit of sock knitting on a nearby bench.
Here I am trying (unsuccesfully) to take a picture of us with Independence hall behind. Just use your imagination :)
Later we hung out and knit some more and then had sushi at a nearby restaurant. Thanks for a great day Sarah!!