Monday, June 22, 2009

Road Trip

This weekend BF and I hopped in the Endorff and made our way up I-95 to Philadelphia, USA. There are many wonderful things produced in Philly:

1. Cheesesteaks - hold the Whiz

2. South Street

3. Will Smith

4. Liberty Bell (This isn't the Liberty Bell, obviously, but is City Hall)

5. TastyKake

These are all wonderful but nothing compared to what Philly had in store especially for us this weekend. The Old 97s came breezing through the city of Brotherly Love last night. Rhett, Murray, Ken and Phillip put on the best show that I have ever seen. "An Evening with the Old 97s" was beyond words. The night opened with solo acoustic performances from both Murray and Rhett, then it was time for the big show with the full band. So so good.

Check them out if you haven't heard them before, it will change your life. See how happy they made us?

But there was more to Philadelphia than a great band, we also experienced what is now my favorite museum in the world, the Barnes Foundation. The Barnes has one of the world's largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings. These are far and away my favorite periods and this museum was home to my all-time favorite artists: Cezanne, Matisse, Renoir, Van Gogh and Modigliani. Swoon.

If you're ever up that way and can only see one museum make it the Barnes. You won't regret it.

Philadelphia was full of cool architecture and nice people. Unfortunately, the BF had to deal with my hyperactivity in the car all weekend. I couldn't help but be a total tourist and snap photos while we drove.

Will Smith and Tastykake photos courtesy of and

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