Tuesday, August 27, 2013


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Last week, Justin and I journeyed down to Philadelphia for a much deserved overnight trip. I'd never been to Philadelphia before, but assumed it was a city I'd like well enough. I have a tendency to get excited over historical tourist attractions, so Philadelphia seemed like the right place to head. I didn't realize just how much I'd love the city though. I'm not sure exactly what it was. It probably had a decent amount to do with Reading Terminal Market and it's warm 99 cent blueberry fritters and the fact that Benjamin Franklin's head is mounted all over the place. It might have been the old brightly shingled buildings and the brick sidewalks. Maybe it was the uncrowded streets, and the little restaurants tucked into the corners of every side road we walked down. It could even have been the sidecar a bashfully talented bartender made for me at midnight. This is all just conjecture, of course.

Honestly, most of the time, when I visit a new city (and it's pretty rare that I do), I tend to idealize it. Whenever you're on vacation anywhere, you take a break, you set out to enjoy everything positive a place has to offer. Traveling to a place is just much different than living in a place. And honestly, I think because I don't know where I want to live or be or like, do with my life or whatever, seeing a new place just makes me excited. I know that I don't want to stay in New York, so everywhere I visit just becomes a possible future I guess. Philadelphia just feels like a place I could see myself living, happily (employed-ly?) in the near future, and that makes me happy despite all of the "WOAH WHAT AM I DOING WHAT'S GOING ON" uncertainties I got goin' on right now.

Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from our trip. Spoiler: They are mostly of food.

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Photos by me, Justin, and a friendly security guard


  1. Aw, Nicole! I see what you mean by traveling places and finding the best little spots in them, and just making the best out of your trip in general. I mean, that's actually rather smart because then if you ever DO decide to actually move, you have an idea of the places you like and what stores and coffee shops and such are housed in those places. Your descriptive writing always gets me! So lovely, so lovely. You are such a darling little writer, you. Also, I like that a friendly security guard took your picture. :D How sweet!

  2. Hello! Nice to see your face! Sounds like you had a great time in Philly. Even that city sounds too big for me so I can't imagine New York. SCARY!

  3. LOVE philly. looks like y'all had a fun time! excellent shoe choice, too!




  4. You definitely look like you fit right in to Philadelphia. I've never been but I've always been intrigued by it's history!

    No need to apologize about the food. What else do people do on vacations except eat?

  5. wonderful captures, fabulous blog

  6. Wonderful photos! Seems like you've had a lot of fun :))





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