Remember that time it was kind of sunny in Philadelphia…

Spring is the best time of the year in the NorthEast.  Still breezy from the winter months, but hope is around the corner in the form of Summer.  After making Vinita come to NYC a few times during the winter, I thought it would be best for her to come to me when the trees were becoming green again, flowers were blooming, and birds were chirping.  It’s not always sunny in Philadelphia I said, so off we went.

We took a 2 day trip to Philadelphia to visit my cousin and his wife and their new baby girl!

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IMG_1185– Baby likes Vinita!

IMG_1184– She isn’t amused by me!

After a lovely BBQ dinner, we retired for the evening and woke up bright and early to explore Philadelphia!  Vinita loves parks and I love movie history, so we tried to combine the two.  First, we set out to Fairmount Park, which is the largest municipal park in Philadelphia, stretching over 2,000 acres!

We found a nice place to park and just wanted to walk around and get some pictures of the trees becoming green again.  As we got out of our car, we saw a group of people around a tree and were amazed at what we saw – rather what we were about to experience!

That’s right!  A squirrel, so friendly, so domesticated, that it would just hang out with you and sit on your hand.  What an amazing experience.

I love Chewie’s face in the background.

You literally could walk up to the tree and pet this little guy!  I love when you can interact with nature and not disturb it.

After our fun with the squirrel, we decided to go for a nice walk and took some photos in the park.IMG_1278

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We then headed to a place I have always wanted to go.  Growing up in the 80s, I loved action movies.  Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger were always in my roster of movies I would watch regularly growing up.  Having been to Philadelphia a few times, I had never been to the infamous stairs Rocky ran up.

It wouldn’t be cute if either one of us ran up the stairs, so we did something else…

– He is really such a cutie…

IMG_1301-so is she..

IMG_1315– that water looks so good!

After a long day of driving around Philadelphia and walking around, we decided to head to The Belgian Cafe on N 21st in the Spring Garden area.

IMG_1318-Pet Friendly!

IMG_1321– Please give me food.

IMG_1324-Fine I will have some.
Overall, a fun tour of Philadelphia.  We saw family, drove around, explored a beautiful park, and saw some movie history!

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