I took a lot of photos to share with you, but since I’m tired from having just returned home, I’m simply sharing a few shots taken on my camera phone. I’ll post photos from the big-girl camera soon.
Driving down Walnut Street in Philadelphia, past Rittenhouse Square.
Taken while sitting at the traffic light on Walnut & 17th. Green light!
The angel statue at 30th Street Station.
Prominently displayed is the Pennsylvania Railroad World War II Memorial, a bronze statue which honors Pennsylvania Railroad employees killed in World War II. It consists of a statue of the archangel Michael lifting the body of a dead soldier out of the flames of war, and was sculpted by Walker Hancock in 1950. On the four sides of the base of that sculpture are cast the 1,307 names of those employees in alphabetical order. ~Wikipedia
Dinner Saturday night was at a restaurant on the Main Line, in Bryn Mawr . We ate at Verdad, and met Reena’s husband there as well. The food was fabulous and marks the first time I’ve ever been to a tapas restaurant.
Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or warm (such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid). In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire, and sometimes sophisticated, cuisine. In Spain, patrons of tapas can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal.The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them. ~Wikipedia
Reena and Daryl looking serious while perusing the menu. The lighting was dark and everyone but me had an iPhone and they were taking great flash photos with their camera phones. It wasn’t until the waitress suggested an app for my Droid, which I downloaded in a matter of minutes, that I was able to get some good indoor shots. The app is Camera 360 and I’m liking it a lot.
Sunday brunch at Bourbon Blue in Manayunk. Can I tell you a secret? This is the first time in my life that I’ve ever had Eggs Benedict. Shocking, isn’t it? These were served over crab cakes and an english muffin with a side of Lyonnaise potatoes. I must admit that the crab cakes were quite good. I have discriminating taste when it comes to crab cakes, you know.
ps – still on the no wheat thing and did not eat the english muffins.
I love Bloody Mary’s on Sunday mornings.
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That’s a good song. Good movie, too.
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Can you spot him in the corner and see how happy he is? This little elephant squeaks, and George brought it on our walk this evening, squeaking the whole way. He kept dropping it on the trail in front of me as I walked so that I could throw it to him. All in all, a most pleasant way to come home.
Until tomorrow, my friends. I’ll have some more photos to share soon, but in the meantime, I’m sure my blogging friends will soon have something posted about our trip. You can visit them here:
Missing Moments (Reena)
Out and About in New York City (Daryl)