Philadelphia! -- City of Brotherly Love...
I started my sight seeing on Saturday morning on a very gorgeous day. The sun was out with a few clouds and the temperature was nice and crisp - perfect for a walk through the city. Last year, I was in Philly during a rain storm. Although I did get around, my pictures and memories were a bit gray to say the least.
Seen here is Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. What overwhelming feeling of patriotism it is to step inside the most important room in American History.
After visiting the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, I was getting a bit thirsty for a pint of Ale. I did remember the best place to grab a pint and share a tale or two - City Tavern. On the way there, I walked through an amazing little garden with a fountain and the most incredible brick walkway and an awesome courtyard wall.
City Tavern was full of life... and ale too! I had Thomas Jefferson Ale, George Washington Porter and Poor Richards Ale. This place is actually where Tom, Ben, George and the rest of the American Fathers gathered after a gruling day in Independence Hall. The recipes they use for the beer are actually the same recipes That Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and George Washington used back in the day. This is a must stop for anyone in Philly.
Being that the Bears were in town, I stumbled across a threesome of Bears' fans enjoying the rumblings of Thomas Jefferson himself. What an informative conversation I had.
On my way back to my hotel room that night, I stopped by an indoor farmer's market. They had everything from baked goods to sliced fresh deli meats and cheeses to fresh produce - and some gifts too! A good market is always welcome during travel, especially before a tailgate party - I like to bring stuff along...