Hi Bloggy Friends,
I hope this blog finds you well. How was your weekend? Ours was nice, but it seemed to go by a little too fast.
Friday night we strolled around the city, trying to discover places we've never seen before. We headed west and found ourselves in the heart of Fitler Square. This is a lovely neighborhood sandwiched between Rittenhouse and the Graduate Hospital neighbohoods, and bordered to the west by the Schuykill River. We both really loved it, and have decided to add it to our list of possible neighborhoods to buy in. It would be moderately less expensive than living in the heart of Rittenhouse or Washington Square West, and still close enough to transportation and all the other attractions Center City has to offer.
Saturday we walked our poor legs to the bone. We intended to head to Queen Village for coffee, only to find ourselves swept up in the lively atmosphere of the Italian Market Festival. We browsed a ton of booths, listened to the amped up street music and enjoyed a chocolate covered pineapple treat. We got there just early enough to avoid the massive crowds I know showed up later in the afternoon.
After that we walked to Old City to check out the Old City Stroll and Sidewalk Sale. I had been looking forward to it all week, because I love a lot of the shops in Old City, but it was actually pretty lame. The merchandise was unimpressive, and if that wasn't enough, it was completely overpriced. I give it a big thumbs down, but thanks for trying!
Later that night we went to University City to see the new Star Trek movie with some of my co-workers. I would usually skip a movie like this, but Alan is a huge fan, so I went to support his interests. I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised, but it turned out being just as awful as I thought it might be. To give it credit, though, everyone else that went really liked it. They were able to pick up on the side jokes and references that beamed straight over my head. I'll refrain from making any negative comments, so I don't spoil it for anyone else. Are any of you Star Trek fans?
After the movie we all went to a Mexican restaurant to have snacks and chat about the film. I was so hungry when I went in that I never even took the time to see what the name of the restaurant was. It was good, though! This was my favorite part of the evening. We had a great time together.
Today we did the us(ual). We got groceries, saw two open houses and are now chilling in the apartment. It's cold in Philadelphia today. I don't think the temperatures even reached 60 degrees. The weather has been strange so far this year. I hope it starts to warm up soon.
I hope you guys have a great night. Our friends Michael and Jeremy are coming to visit us from North Carolina this week. They arrive on Tuesday. We're going to spend a few days in Philadelphia before heading to New York City for the weekend. I'm really looking forward to seeing them and to get back to NYC.
Have a great night. I've attached a few weekend pictures below.
I'll chat with you soon!
The group of us who went to see Star Trek (minus Margaret).
Abigail snoozing on her favorite spot.
Galileo playing peek-a-boo as Doris hops around in the background.