While in Philadelphia last week, we got out to see some sights. We were staying in a downtown hotel about a mile from where my folks were staying. On Friday night, the girls crew team had an early evening practice followed by dinner brought into the hotel, so we walked across downtown to have dinner with the GP’s. We saw the best and worst of downtown. Public sculpture, homeless men, stunning architecture, sidewalk cafes and more.
After the girls races on Saturday, we sought out Pat’s King of Steaks, a contender for the original Philly cheesesteak. It was at the foot of the 9th street italian market, and it was packed. The staff at Pat’s was surly and impatient, the sandwich itself was just so so, but I wouldn’t have missed it. Afterwards we wandered the market, then made our way to the Philly library near the race site and explored the grounds nearby next to the Waterworks on the Schuykill river.