Our vacation this year consisted of a long weekend in the Delaware area earlier this summer.  I was contemplating a job offer in the area so we went up to check out the area.  And found that we really liked it.  We found airfare direct into the Wilmington area for pretty cheap and once we got checked into our hotel we decided to head into Philadelphia and check that out.  I’ve never been there before and J hadn’t been since he was a little (ok, littler than he is now) kid so we were looking forward to it.  Loved Philly!  I don’t think I could actually live in Philly, but I really loved the city and feel we definitely didn’t spend enough time there.

A friend told me that we needed to check out the two “famous” Philly Cheesesteak places, Geno’s and Pat’s.  So we did.  And hands down the winner for us was Pat’s.  Geno’s was touch and lacking in flavor.  While Pat’s was very tender and had fantastic flavoring.  We had planned on watching the fireworks in Philly, but we were tired and afraid we wouldn’t manage our, albeit short drive, back to Newark where we were staying.  So instead we watched the Fourth of July fireworks over the Delaware river and was it beautiful!

We spent most of the weekend just wandering around and making whatever turns sounded good.  We ended up in Maryland by accident on Friday night (we didn’t know it was only minutes from Newark) and found a really cute little town on a river that sadly looks like it’s on it’s way out.  We also went to a battlefield in Pennsylvania and saw some recreated homes from that era.  J and I both like historical sites, so we enjoyed doing that tour.

We also made a day trip to Baltimore; a city neither of us was really all that impressed by although I did get some pretty decent pictures.  Sadly that’s the only place I really took any pictures at.

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