Monday, May 21, 2012

The Philadelphia Story

Last Wednesday afternoon, my mom, my daughter Anne, and I left on a road trip.  The occasion: our son's graduation from Villanova Law School.  After three long, difficult years, he walked across the stage and received his Juris Doctor degree.


My husband, who is already working in Charlotte, NC, met us in Philly.  We had a great weekend with Dave and his girlfriend, Danielle.  We had incredible weather (sunny with highs in the mid 70's and lows in the 50's), great food, and stayed at a wonderful bed and breakfast just down the street from Dave's apartment.

The highlights:

 We had dinner at a great seafood restaurant Thursday evening.
Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of it.

On Friday morning, we took the train from the city to Villanova--about a 30 minute ride.

 Dave, waiting to cross the stage to receive his diploma

The whole gang (minus our youngest daughter, Katie) 

 There was a reception for the graduates and families 
after the ceremony.

Dave and I went for a run Saturday morning. 

 We ran up the steps of the museum, just like Rockie.

 Philadelphia has a great running/biking path along the river.

 We went to the Italian Market after our run.

 A great cheese shop in the Italian Market

The Magic Garden is a museum that has created things 
with various junk (bottles, bike tires, plates, etc.).

 Independence Hall

 Elfreth Alley-the longest continually inhabited residential
street in the United States.

My husband has been living in a hotel for a month now.
He packed rather quickly to drive up to Philly, and halfway 
through the weekend, he realized he had two different shoes on.

The weekend went way too quickly.  It's back to reality now--sorting, packing, pricing things for the upcoming garage sale, and everything else that goes along with moving.  Waaaah.