Because of my new job, we didn't get to plan our trip in advance, and as a result plane tickets were far too high by the time we were able to book, so we ended up having to drive out from Ohio for the weekend. The drive was long, but it was well worth it and we had a wonderful, though regrettably short, weekend in Philly. We arrived late Friday night and woke up early on Saturday to pick Marybeth up from the airport. The three of us then headed downtown to spend a few hours visiting downtown Philly and the historic areas, since Lionel had never been before. Marybeth and I had gone out to visit Laura a few years ago, so we had already seen it, but we thought Lionel would enjoy it, and he did. He now loves Philadelphia and wants to move there!
After exploring the city we headed back out to the Valley Forge area where the wedding was being held to get ready and then spend a great evening catching up with old friends, eating, drinking and dancing. A wonderful weekend and we were so happy to be able to be there to celebrate with Laura and Chris.
Here are a few photos form the weekend:
back of Independence Hall
Lionel and Marybeth at Independence Hall
The Liberty Bell through the window...the line was too long for us to go in
more of historic Philly...the city has such a nice historic downtown
Philadelphia skyline from the car
Lionel's first trip on a school bus, as a shuttle from the hotel to the wedding location!
enjoying the cocktail hour with some of my old assistant friends!