After Virginia, our next destination was quite exotic: the suburbs of Philadelphia!
It’s been a dream of mine to take my nieces trick-or-treating since my favorite little people came into my life. It worked out for us to visit my sister and her family over Halloween, and we ended up staying for two weeks as her hub had a work trip scheduled and we were able to help with babysitting.
Since leaving Asheville, we’ve been living a mix of dirty camper life and pampered house guest life. And let me tell ya we lived it UP – bubble baths, trashy cable TV and unlimited cold seltzer (can you tell I miss my fridge space?). We had an absolute blast baking with the girls, reading bedtime stories, endless coloring and Bubble Guppies and of course trick-or-treating! I also did some super fun things I would never normally get to do: ride at my first-ever SoulCycle class, assist my sis with wedding makeup and attend a swanky Eagles tailgate party
And it was obviously awesome to get to see my sister every day. Everyone who has to observe my sister and I interact is constantly cringing as we drive each other nuts and have a unique biting form of communication 😘. I’m grateful she actually wanted us to stay for that long and was generous enough to have us.
Also, my sister and her husband were kind enough to host a few of my college besties at her house over one weekend. Caroline and Meredith have been my friends since the first day of college, and it was so lovely to see them both and their SOs. We haven’t gotten our whole college group together since Andrea’s wedding in July of last year! While this wasn’t the whole crew, it was so nice to get time with my people. We even threw it wayyyy back with an old-school game of kings. So old, in fact, we had to write out the rules for the table since we all kept forgetting.
I also got to have lunch with my friend Michelle, my little from my sorority, and spend a few days with Caroline since she lives so close! We went to her adorable apartment in Center City for dinner one night and spent a day touring the city with her as well. Some of the spots we hit, and an easy and highly recommended walking tour, went like this:
- Liberty Bell + Washington’s Presidential Home – They are side-by-side
- US Mint – Cash money, baby!
- Elfreth’s Alley – The oldest continually inhabited residential street in the US!
- The Betsy Ross House – Duh!
- Chinatown – Totally stuffed ourselves with delicious noodles here
- Flagship Anthropologie Store
- The Dandelion– adorable English pub, perfect for the rainy night!
After our glorious time in Philly, we were off to the beaches of Delaware!