Monday, September 15, 2014

Calling on all Philly Residents.....Planning for Philly!

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog.  Today I am writing about my trip coming up to Philly.  I am super excited since I have only driven through the great state of Pennsylvania and only stopped at a rest area along the way to NYC.  So I need some help from all of you out there in the blogworld that know about Philly.

My husband wants to go just to be able to decide which is a better cheese steak Geno's or Pat's.  Like this is the WHOLE reason he wants to go.  I swear men and their food.  However, for me, yeah I just want to go to go.  I love to travel and I have been to all but about 14 states in the U.S.  So I can't wait to go.  I love to document various travels and will be working on that soon for the blog.  I just have to really sit down and take the time to do it all.

So having never been to Philly I need some help with this one.  I obviously want to see a ton of stuff and take tons of photos but I am not sure where to stay.  I don't want an expensive hotel because this is literally a last minute trip.  We are leaving out Friday morning and coming back home on Sunday.  According to Maps it is about an 11 hr drive.  So until I just double checked the mileage we were going to leave Friday morning around 10 or so and just crash out when we got there, but now I think we will be leaving around 5 or 6 a.m. so we can get there at a descent time and see some stuff.

I don't know anything about any of the area's and would love some suggestions as to what area's to avoid and so forth.  I was going to book a hotel one time in Florida and found out real quick that it was in a bad part of town.  So if at all possible I am trying to avoid that.

I know we will be going to both Pat's and Geno's as well as seeing the normal tourist attractions.  We are even talking about riding up to NYC and seeing the Statue of Liberty but my plans were just crushed on that because they are sold out for the Crown :-(.  But that is what happens when it is a last minute trip.

Of course no trip would be complete without a trip to the Zoo.  I mean I know we have a zoo here as well and usually all the animals are the same but to me it is the settings that the Zoo has.  Some are more stocked with animals then others, some even have more ways to view the animals then others.  But honestly, I just love looking at the animals.  I have to say that the pricing isn't bad either.   So I will do a post about this trip once we are back as well.

Then of course there are all the little things that are hidden treasures within a city.  This is a picture of the fountain on East Passyunk   Avenue which according to Trip Advisor is known as the City's Contemporary Restaurant Row.  So this outta be interesting to see.  However, I am kinda picky about my food so we will see.

There are tons of things to see and do in every city and state and I could just do a stay-cation  here in Kentucky because there is plenty that I haven't seen or done here but I so want to get away.  Besides hubby and I have been talking about it forever so he decided we are going to do it at the end of this month.

I am taking vacation from work to be able to work a week full of Avon and build my Avon business and then we are getting out of town for the weekend.  Yes I know taking vacation from work to work my Avon Business isn't a vacation but at least with Avon I can get up and sleep in as early or late as I want to.

So I would love for any of you veteran Philly natives or even new Philly Residents to give me some advise on what to do, where to stay, things to see, and things to avoid.  Who else knows their city better then you?

For any of you others out there that have visited this great place you can also chime in and let me know what your experience has been as well.  I would love to hear from all of you.

Can't wait to hear all of the stories and recommendations.  Thanks in advance and thank you for taking the time to read the blog.  Hugs.

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