Here is D (her full name is Diamond) at the house lounging. How is this comfortable?
A more flattering shot of her sweet face:
We headed down to the Italian Market for some sweet stuff. We went into Isgro Pastries and Chris asked me what I was going to get. I had already picked out three items and I was searching for more. Chris said “you aren’t going to just pick one?” Hello! We are in a town where they have all this cool stuff – I have to try it all while I can! I ended up narrowing it down to a cannoli and a butter cookie. Chris got a cannoli, too. He got it for free since it was broken – I love free, broken cannolis!
Too much to choose from:
Then later that night we went to try Horizons since I read online that it was an awesome vegan restaurant. Even the people at the table next to us were saying it is one of the best in the country.
The cold cucumber soup – yum!
I got the tofu:
And Chris got the mushrooms:
It was really good and we couldn’t leave without trying a bit of the vegan cheesecake. We were thinking we would just have a bite or two. But no way – this was amazing! It tasted just like real cheesecake!
We had to walk off all the fake (I call vegan and raw food fake) cheesecake so we took D for a walk all over – she loved it!
Aren’t these condos great? Nice big windows!
Chris and D check out Elfreth’s Alley – we want to buy a vacation home on this road to rent out:
Since everyone knows who Betsy Ross is – here is her house:
The liberty bell:
The odd thing to me about Philadelphia is they are all about preserving all things old – yet they build all this new modern stuff to house the old in. It doesn’t match at all. Both the visitor center building and the liberty bell building were very new and modern looking. But I do recommend going to see all of this at night – the crowds are all in bed and you have the whole place to yourself!
On a final note – we stopped at the Whole Foods in Philly. As we walked in the door past all of the flowers – there they were – a bunch of peonies. I’ve been trying so hard to get these in Orlando and it has been so difficult! We even ordered a bouquet from a florist and they ended up giving me a bunch of random flowers instead. I enjoyed them for a few hours and gave them to our friends as a “thanks” for letting us stay. I also gave them two vegan cookies from Whole Foods – those things are heaven!