Father’s Day in Philly

17 Jun

We finished up our trip today in Philly with breakfast at Reading Terminal Market.  I feel like I lived there this weekend, but it was about 2 steps away from the hotel, and offered way better fare than stale Starbucks pound cake at the hotel, so it was a natural choice.

I had an everything bagel with lox and cream cheese from the deli. Yum!

Although not a traditional breakfast choice, Mr. Beez had a cajun alfredo.

I had a bite and really liked it.  Regular alfredo is usually too heavy for me, but the spices in this cajun alfredo gave it a little kick, so that you don’t feel like you have a brick in your stomach from eating a whole plate of butter and cream.

Next, we spent the lovely summer morning on a double decker bus tour!  Baby Beez LOVES buses, and squeals “BUUUUS! BEEP BEEP!” when she sees them go by, and then asks for “MORE! MORE!”  When I dropped her off at daycare the other day, three buses came down the street one after another, and she about exploded with excitement, so getting to ride in a double decker bus was a big deal for her!

The tour guide was funny and knowledgeable, and the tour was a great way to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time.  Afterward, we met my pal Atarah for lunch at Sidecar.  I was too busy catching up with Atarah and trying to keep the snarling, thrashing little beastie child under control (the gremlin instructions for toddlers include “do not bring into a restaurant”), so I didn’t take any food pictures. It’s a fun, laid back hipster-type brunch place.  The food was definitely good, and I appreciated that the brunch menu included salads and sandwiches alongside more traditional breakfast fare.

After lunch it was time to head back to the ‘burgh.  We did take one little detour out to the Weavers Way Co-Op.  Weavers Way was the host for the CCMA conference, and Mr. Beez was eager to check out their store.

The store is in a very charming residential neighborhood.  The store itself is in a very small building, so the products are virtually stacked floor to ceiling.  They had a lot of variety for such a small place.  Weavers Way also has a 2nd store, and a pet store, so they’ve had a lot of success.  We picked up some yogurt for Baby Beez (who was very excited to sit on a bench outside and eat it, while chattering to the dogs who passed by), and some delicious chocolate chip cookies to snack on for the ride home.

Then it was time to go home.  Goodbye Philly! Hope to see you again soon!

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