In September we (Jonny & I) were blessed to be able to spend quality time with my Mother & Father-in-law. Now that they are both retired they have time to travel, so travel they do. They love trains so each year they pick a city that can be accessed by train and then ride the rails to that city. Before going, they search for online deals and find an apartment, condo, rental etc...with a full kitchen (to cook rather than waste money eating out) that is available for a few weeks in the center of a city. They choose spots with good walking access to activities, near public transportation, and then immerse themselves in the local culture.
This year they chose the historic city of brotherly love,
Philadelphia, just under an hour drive from us! So for a month we were blessed to see them every weekend. And yes, they are reading this, but I'm not just saying that, it really is a blessing to have them around and something we really enjoy! So here's a look at one weekend we spent with them...
Walking down to eat at City Tavern
and enjoying the world famous Turkey Pot Pie...a meal that apparently my Mother-in-law found some pretty amazing coupons for!
We spent most evenings with them just watching the sun set over the downtown Philadelphia skyline from their high-rise building on the edge of the Delaware River.
We watched this blimp, headed for the Phillies game, for a while...
Dave was certainly full of surprises that night...
So here's the best part, while we were hanging out on the terrace admiring the sunset I noticed Jonny and his parents standing against the wall looking off into the distance and mentioned that they looked like they were posing for a band poster/album cover. It became one of those, "I'm the photographer so I'll shout out a hypothetical situation & you react" moments. The following series of photos resulted. We think the album will drop sometime this Spring.
So in summary...we're busy, but blessed!