Philly Philly

I’ve lived in Delaware almost five years and never had a cheesesteak from Philly. That’s like living in Detroit and never having a Coney, Faygo and Sanders fudge.

When my friend Elisabeth found out. She told her husband Steve. They said they would take me to get my cheesesteak. I decided to leave Sydney at home with Kayla. The dancing princess was still tired from the night before. Harrison and I would take on Philly.

This wasn’t my trip to Philly to see the historical sights. I do want to run up the same steps as Rocky. But this wasn’t the time for that.

Our first stop was Reading Terminal Market. I was like a kid on Christmas. The smells, the sounds, the people, and the wine. It was exciting and the food was delicious.

It was hard to choose from the donuts, sandwiches, ice cream, or fudge. Harrison enjoyed ice cream and chocolate covered marshmallows with sprinkles.

I enjoyed a cannoli and a glass of Riesling that paired perfectly together. Sorry, there was no time for a picture. I have to go back to get the crepes and have breakfast there this summer.

Next stop Tom’s Dim Sum. Steve and Elisabeth told me about these amazing dumplings that they serve. So we ordered some dumplings to go. The kids decided that our next stop would be Dave & Busters for some arcade fun.

I think the best part of my Philly experience was dumpling tailgating in the parking garage. These dumplings were fantastic. The dumplings had pork, vegetables, and broth inside. I’m glad the kids didn’t want dumplings. That meant more for us.

Sydney would have been proud of my use of chopsticks.

Harrison was having a blast. This was his first time at Dave & Busters. I loved seeing him hang out with Jack. He was happy and that meant the world to me. And as soon as he got his burger he was good!

He had a quick gambling lesson also. When your money runs out. Cash in your winnings and get out.

If Chuck E. Cheese served beer. They could give Dave & Busters a run for their money.

Last stop of the night, cheesesteak time! Jack and Steve told me the proper way to order. I was a little nervous. I didn’t want to get it wrong or stutter. They would send me to the back of the line. Whiz wit, whiz wit. That means cheesesteak with whiz and onions.

Being back in the city was great. When we got to Geno’s and Pats the lines outside reminded me of downtown Detroit. I didn’t embarrass myself and ordered my cheesesteak. It was delicious. But I think I should go back and try one from Pats too.

Harrison is not a fan of cheesesteaks and couldn’t understand my obsession. He was a trooper and let me enjoy my moment.

My food adventure in Philly was a success thanks to Elisabeth and Steve. It was a day filled with laughter, good food, friends and memories.

Yesterday I had a chance to enjoy city life, appreciate my life and the people who love our family. Harrison enjoyed Philly for many reasons. If you enjoy walking the streets in the city, enjoying food made with love and seeing different people. I recommend spending a few days in Philly. There’s so much to see and do. I definitely want to go back.

Is that the paparazzi behind me?

I’m blessed.

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