After we settled in and unpacked a bit, we decided that it was time to start exploring. Wes had a few days before he started his new job, and we headed to Philadelphia to take a look around and cross some items off of our list. I have been to Philly a million times, and every field trip that I took in school was usually to some Philadelphia site. But doing it now with my children makes it an entirely new experience. You know how small things look when you see them as a grown up? That is how I felt after a visit to the Franklin Institute. Everything seemed so small. Well, not our friend Ben, I love how tiny Will looks standing in front him. The museum is by no mean small, in fact, it is better than I remember it being. So much that we became members. Now we can go whenever we feel like it.
We stopped for lunch as soon as we got into the city and went to a place called Jones. The food was okay, but the light was gorgeous. I felt for the business men sitting next to us. The waitress spilled and broke a glass of Coke all over the table and the poor men. How awesome would it be to go back to work in a Coke-soaked suit?
I am so happy to living back where I grew up. South Jersey gets a bad rap, and truthfully, Jersey Shore did not help. But all said and done, it is a great place to be, and was a great place to be a kid. 10 minutes from gorgeous beaches, 20 minutes from rich farm land, 45 minutes from Philadelphia, and 2 hours from New York City. What more could you want?
Will and the Big Guy.I might take up sewing, if my machine was this beautiful.