While the purpose of my Philadelphia visit was to attend Bloggy Boot Camp, the reason I decided to trek all the way across the country was to visit my best friend. It had been December of last year since we’d seen each other at Christmas time, so I was overdue for another visit. As she lives in Old City, and we do quite a bit of walking & running, I am falling head over heels in love with Philly.
I love just popping into their loft, feeling right at home, hanging out with Ken, seeing all the tourists at Franklin Fountain getting ice cream.
And, of course, it’s always so good to see Ms. Ginger. She’s even a few years older than Zoe & still hanging in there. She poses for pictures so beautifully, especially when there’s a treat involved.
But my favorite part about visiting (in the spring or fall) is hanging out on thier rooftop deck, sipping wine, playing with Ginger, enjoying the sunsets on the beautiful skyline.
I always get a little snap-happy with my camera up there- so many colorful buildings, fun shapes & textures, great cityscapes all around, excitement to be hanging out with my beautiful best friend.
And we have fun. We tell stories. We laugh. We talk about where the future will take us. We swap work dilemmas. I’m thankful they are both extremely tolerant of my constant camera action.
Inspired by my photogrpahy classes, I attempted a few self-portriats, but I need to figure out a better way to focus when I’m setting up the camera and have nothing to focus on. Stephanie and I were eager to tell Ken all about our day BBC, and tried to explain to him the importance and challenge of yoga. He wasn’t quite sold on couples yoga, but I think I can convince him!
Stephanie’s old roomate, fellow teacher, and marathon running partner Roz joined us and we finished our bottle of wine & I snacked on lovely rolls from King’s Hawaiian (part of the awesome swag bag at BBC) while I sipped on a Torrontes from Argentina and laughed the night away.
The sun set, the wine went down, and Ginger got lots of loving.
We returned to the Fork for dinner & we weren’t disappointed by the food or the amazing company as we laughed the night away.
And the rest is just history. I’m a wine girl these days- I drank enough whiskey in high school to never need another drop, but it’s Ken’s favorite and there is always some really good stuff around the house. Ken had sold his car earlier that day & they were officially 100% city people who walk, bike, and train it around town. I’m from Texas & all, but we don’t rip off license plates from our cars generally- but Ken’s got some big muscles!
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: So glad to have hubby home & both of us in town for a few weeks.