On a recent day off, my brother and I took my mom out for a birthday lunch. Due to scheduling conflicts, work, and my mother’s class schedule (she’s a new student at University of Delaware – Go MOM!) we couldn’t coordinate a day until three months AFTER her birthday. Ashamed by this, my brother and I decided to go all out. So we made a day of it and went to Philadelphia, which is about 40 minutes from my house.
Spend the day with us and enjoy an early lunch, as well as a little shopping, sight seeing, and movie going.
Our lunch spot was divine. FARMiCia (or The Farm) boasts a seasonal menu, using ingredients from local farms. Everything was simply prepared and SO FRESH.
Our next stop was Elfreth’s Alley, a must see for anyone visiting Philly. Elfreth’s Alley is a sweet reminder of our nation’s past. Neat houses in miniature line a narrow brick alley; their brightly colored doors facing each other in a long line. Once home to Philly’s first artisans and craftsmen, Elfreth’s Alley still exists as a residential street.
We took a walk in Old City and ended up on Second Street to browse a few shops and used bookstores. A visit to my favorite gallery was disappointing–a painting I’ve had my eye on for over a year, sold. I hope that lone little chair with the bright blue background found a good home!
The walk over to the theater is dotted with historic landmarks and interesting architecture.
Our theater of choice whenever we visit Philly is Ritz. They show independent films or movies not yet released in our neck of the woods. We saw Lincoln, a film I highly recommend. Even though I knew the ending, so to speak, and the history behind the film, I was still on the edge of my seat the entire time. I even shed a few tears. Oh, and cheers to Sally Field and Daniel Day Lewis for rocking it out as Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln.
Glad you could spend the day with us! Next time we’re hittin’ the clubs!