Our Day in Philadelphia


Total tourists. That’s what we were as we wandered the streets of Philadelphia. The only thing missing was a visor and fanny pack, then we’d totally look like we didn’t belong. JD and I bounced all over the city—yes, eating everything we could along the way—and experienced Philly the best way we knew how: From my blog readers recommendations! Hollllllla!

With many thanks to those of you who emailed and commented, JD and I happily spent the day together. Thank you so much and if you ever come out to Orange County, I hope to do the same for you! Lastly, I have Internet access, but can’t send email, so I’ll be catching up early next week…I appreciate your patience in advance!

I received plenty of opinions on where JD should experience his Philly Cheesesteak, so while I won’t say which restaurant he ended up choosing (I’m afraid for my life, Internet!), I will say he enjoyed every last bite, even licking the left over Whiz on the paper wrap. Of course because of my vegetarianism, I didn’t partake in the feast, but I watched in wonder. I mean, I don’t get the big deal about slices of meat covered in CheeseWhiz and onions, but I–apparently–don’t know how to live life. This was told to me in between stuffed mouthfuls, so I had a hard time understanding JD. Or at least that’s what I told him!

We spent the afternoon visiting historical sites and landmarks and I can’t express how much I love this beautiful country! Experiencing and seeing our beautiful culture and past was a true highlight of our day! 🙂

Happy Saturday!

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  1. jess@studio3z

    August 16th, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    You guys are so stinkin adorable.

  2. JGen

    August 16th, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    whoa! i cant believe you guys are so close to me right.. i mean kind close, alot closer than ORANGE COUNTY, CA! ah well.. in 9 days i see you in nyc! yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! goin’ to do another dance!!!

  3. Misty Dawn

    August 16th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    OMG! I so stalk your blog but never comment LOL I LOVE your work, Jasmine! I can’t believe you’re like half an hour away from me right now! I’m In Delaware which is so close to Philly! How long are you guys in town for?

  4. ohana photography

    August 16th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    jasmine star in a fanny pack. YES!!! gotta see it 😉 *giggle giggle* as always you two are just too cute! have an awesome weekend!

  5. Mike Allebach

    August 16th, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    I will try not to be offended that you didn’t get a good cheesesteak at Steve’s Prince of Steaks. Oh and although it’s the official way to make cheesesteak. Wiz is gross.

    Wish I would have seen you. I was playing a tourist in my own city by visiting the art museum and today had a trash the dress at the Eastern State Penitentiary.

  6. Chatti

    August 16th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Have fun!!! love your pictures!

  7. Melissa

    August 16th, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Great pics, looks like fun!

  8. joan solitario

    August 17th, 2008 at 12:22 am

    you made me miss Philly looking at your photos! So awesome you were able to try the Rita’s Water Ice 😀 Coooolness!

  9. Ashley

    August 17th, 2008 at 12:58 am

    I can’t believe you went to Rita’s!! That’s pretty much the best ice cream/italian ice I’ve ever had and I finally found a place in OC like that. Go figure, the soft serve and ice flavors are shipped from Pennsylvania. I love it. Be sure to eat another before you leave!

  10. Dave Shilling@DNRPhoto

    August 17th, 2008 at 6:49 am

    You ARE aware that by discussing the fact that there was whiz, you have alerted the world of your Geno/Pat preference, right?

  11. Denise Mabilog

    August 17th, 2008 at 11:02 am

    I live near Philly and I LOVE Rita’s soooo much! This weekend was a beautiful weekend for you to be here. I’m coming into the city today (Sunday)…maybe we’ll run into each other.

  12. Tunji Sarumi

    August 17th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    lol… the last picture made JD look tiny in front of a Huge door.

  13. Nena

    August 17th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Love it! =-)

  14. chantal

    August 17th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Yay!! I can’t wait to see you in Chicago!!

  15. Linda Morgan

    August 17th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Philley is great. I am guessing Pats. It is the best. Can not wait to see you in KC. Just got onto you and DJ a few days ago and I am hooked.

  16. Rae Barnes

    August 17th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    So fun! I am glad you guys had a good time and got to experience Philly the right way. 😉 My hubby will be glad.

  17. Troy Schneider

    August 17th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Yay… photos from Philly! I’m glad to hear you and JD had a great time. I think I’m going to to have to take a day trip to the city when we go home to visit family for Christmas.

  18. Val McCormick Photography

    August 17th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Rita’s is so yummy! Almost NY time, Yey 🙂 WoooHooo 🙂

  19. Michelle Pearson

    August 18th, 2008 at 5:47 am

    Looks like you both had a blast!!!

  20. MelissaB

    August 18th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Can’t wait to meet you both tomorrow in Chi-town. I am anxiously awaiting some fabulous advise and expertise 🙂

  21. hedy berg

    August 18th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    love the angle of that picture of JD sitting on the step infront of the large window … he almost looks like a tiny character living in giant’s world!

  22. Stephen Knuth

    August 19th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Ohhh….I am from that area. You had Ritas! How good is that stuff!

  23. Paper Monkey

    August 19th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Looks like you had a blast! mmmmm cheese whiz!

  24. ashley Brockinton

    August 21st, 2008 at 2:56 am

    We have Rita’s down here in SW Florida. It’s sooo good.