Thanksgiving Traditions – Road Trip

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Today’s blog challenge topic is I’m Thankful for Thanksgiving Traditions.

One of our Thanksgiving traditions actually takes place the weekend before the holiday.  Since 2008, The Husband and I have been going on a getaway that weekend.  We’ve gone to Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore so far and thought we’d head back to Philly this year.

We had such a great time in Philly.  We got there Friday night and started out bright and early Saturday morning.  The best thing was, we were able to park in a garage and go about the city on foot for the entire day.

The morning started with breakfast at a cute diner called Delicatessen.  We both ordered the challah french toast but if we knew how big it was, we would have split one!

We toured Independence Hall and saw the Liberty Bell and then it was off to the Museum of Art to pose with Rocky and race up the steps!

At Independence Hall

I thought this was a cool sign

Next up – lunch.  By now, we had worked up a pretty good appetite so it was time to head to the Reading Terminal Market to refuel and relax.  We ended up with a huge Thanksgiving hoagie from The Original Turkey and it was delicious!  And we also got some fudge from the Amish market.

We made our way to Elfreth’s Alley, a really charming block of homes, and then did some shopping at a few cute vintage stores before heading to dinner at Revolution House, a new restaurant in town.

Elfreth's Alley

After dinner, we got a quick drink at National Mechanics and it was then time for our ghost tour.  The tour was a lot of fun, if a bit cold, so when it was done, we headed to the City Tavern to warm up with hot apple cider and an apple cranberry crumble.

All in all we had an amazing time in Philadelphia and can’t wait for our next pre-Thanksgiving trip!



  1. That’s so fun that you guys take a trip every year before Thanksgiving! I’m so glad you enjoyed Philly and you got in a ton during a short period of time. The Art Museum steps are always a must and I love Reading Terminal Market. We try to go there whenever we can. I’ll have to look into Revolution House and maybe go there for dinner too!


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