Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Party on the Parkway

Happy Birthday America! Well we got to celebrate the 4th of July in America's birthplace. We had plans to attend a parade and a few other events, but sleep felt so good and we slept in that morning. Luckily we managed to make it to the big celebration. The day included a concert by The Roots and Sheryl Crow, followed by fireworks. We arrived around 3 and the fireworks ended around 11. It was a long day, but fun.

The stage was set up near the Art Musuem, in front of the infamous Rocky steps.

One of the highlights of the day - I auditioned for Deal or No Deal! I never really watch the show, but we had several hours to pass the time, so I thought why not? Although I doubt I'll ever get a call back, something good did come out of the audition. I happened to be standing next to a female plastic and reconstructive surgeon that graduated from the medical school 'll be attending. She happily gave me her card and said if I was ever interested in a rotation in plastic surgery to give her a call.

J and I can rarely pass up a funnel cake. So warm, greasy and good.

I couldn't help but take a picture of this man...he was covered everywhere in coins. From a distance I thought it was all pennies, but upon closer inspection I realized they were coins from anywhere and everywhere.

J and I opted to try and have a better view of the fireworks, which meant we were farther from the stage. We got there so early we could've been right up front, but that would've meant we would have a lovely view of the trees for the fireworks. Our plan didn't work as wonderfully as we would've thought because as you can see in the picture below, there was a huge tree in our way for fireworks. Oh well, you live and learn.

The Roots

Sheryl Crow

Immediately after fireworks J and I packed up the car and headed on vacation. We got on the road at 12:30 am and took our adventures to South Carolina....


  1. ahh, dh is from philly and we've seent he fireworks there only once in the past 10 yrs!! they are awesome!! i'm actually from s.c. and we spent the 4th of july there. what part of sc are you guys going to and what are you planning to do???
    p.s., i found your blog from your profile on a certain MM board ;)

  2. I've been going through your road trip posts and it looks like you two had a great time. Ahhhhh...and so carefree! I'm kind of bummed that I'm seeing all these great food pics while I'm starving though. Hee hee.