Even though weekend vacations usually leave us feeling tired and falling asleep at work it’s nice to get away for a few days, plus Jesse and I love road tripping together. It gives us time to talk free from the distractions of TV, video games and the Internet, so the 6 hr. drive to our hotel in Princeton, NJ was an awesome start to our weekend. Our hotel was so nice (my favorite feature was the large shower) and we slept great.
Saturday morning we headed to Philadelphia to be sightseeing tourists and apparently we were the only ones! Being from good ole Virginia, we are used to seeing history everywhere! “So-in-so was born here,” “A Civil War general crossed this road,” etc. etc. So going to Philadelphia, one of the most important cities leading up to and during the Revolutionary War, I expected to learn something new and be engulfed in history! (Insert nerd joke here) This was not the case!
The Liberty Bell = Awesome!
Independence Hall = Ashley had a heart attack just thinking about being the same room where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed, but the tour was only 15 minutes!
And everything else = unimpressive. Almost every other museum was empty! There were no interesting facts or explanations! So, needless to say, we were a little disappointed.
We also stopped at Pat’s and Geno’s, the two “best” places to get a Philly Cheese steak. We discovered these after watching a show about them on the Food Network. They were the best cheese steaks we have ever had! But the Rowlands voted Geno’s as the better of the two!
Sunday was sleep-in and drive home day. Why is the drive home always longer than the drive there? It felt like forever to get back to VA! We stopped a little south of Washington DC for lunch at a cute little bistro (PS: the food here is AMAZING, so we highly recommend stopping there if you’re ever in the area!) and hit up Ikea to give our bums a break. The Hubsy even bought me some frames I’ve been eyeing! (Unfortunately I have to wait until Christmas to get them)
We are looking for inspiration for our next roadtrip! Any suggestions??