Philadelphia and NYC

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A long overdue post, but over winter break, I had the chance to spend a week in New Jersey as part of a reunion with my friends from TTT! It was so nice to see them again, and we ate some great foods and had a relaxing time. We went to Philadelphia for some touristy things, like seeing Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and eating a Philly cheese steak, and Jon and I did a day trip to NYC.


My first real Philly cheese steak! But for $9 each?! Just once is enough, thanks.

For those who love Biology, are going to be working in medical field, or are just interested in the human body, I highly recommend visiting the Mütter Museum. It's part of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and holds a massive collection of human oddities. Warning: not for the faint of heart! There were definitely some gruesome things that were on display. I was so fascinated by it all! My friends though...not so much; it was too much for them to handle.

How beautiful is the interior architecture inside Independence Hall? It literally took my breath away.
Remember to look up when you are in a new place. It just might surprise you.

Last stop was for gelato at Capogiro Gelato. Very pricey but the flavors are so rich but not too sweet, and the texture is unlike any other cold dessert you'll ever have.

New York City with my Cali boy, round two!

We went to NYC the Saturday of Christmas week. What a mess! That's when everyone wanted to be in NYC too, and so Jon and I weren't able to do most of the things we had planned to do there, not even shopping! Speaking of shopping, for the first time on vacation, I didn't buy a single thing except for food. So crazy! I was tempted to treat myself to something really nice, but instead I spent that on something even better for my man (more on that in another post...maybe).

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  1. love the photos so much <3 <3 <3 omg that philly sub tho my fav kind of sub <3.

    that museum sounds really cool! I learned about those kind of museums started in europe in like the 18th century or something in my art and anatomy class :) ppl back in the day were so weird...

  2. I love Philadelphia!