Girls Weekend in Philly

Monday, May 14, 2012

I spent this past weekend in Philly visiting my best friend, Lindsay, and our moms came along, too. The four of us always have such a good time together, and this weekend was no exception! We crammed so much fun and sight seeing into two days, I feel like we were there for a month. So, here goes the biggest photo dump in the history of this blog!

And we're off! My mom and I headed to Philly on Thursday night.

Lindsay had to work on Friday morning, so we went to visit her. She works at the Wells Fargo Center, which is the big sports complex in Philly - home to the Phillies, the Eagles, the 76ers and the Flyers.

Obviously we had to try a Philly cheese steak, so we headed to the famous Geno's. (Honestly, it was nothing to write home about.)

Just call us the Liberty Bell Belles!

We took a Duck Tour! So much fun. 

The 'duck' portion of the tour was actually pretty lame, but I guess they had to cut some of the stuff off since the big accident. Here's a picture I took of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge during the tour (Thanks, Instagram!).

There's a reason they don't give out the Quackers until the end of the tour. I think we're the reason.

After our big day, it was definitely vodka thirty.

Then we got all dolled up and headed out to celebrate Lindsay's birthday!

Our first stop was line dancing lessons at Woody's, located in Philly's Gayborhood. Seriously, so fun! I highly recommend it.

The first dance was so hard, so my mom decided to take a breather - and secretly videotape us. (How amazing is this guy in the front? He was quietly sitting in the corner, and just popped right up once the lessons started. Too funny.)

Philly restaurants are really big on BYOB, which was prettttty awesome. We headed off to dinner at Garces Trading Company, and then finished the night bar hopping in Old City.

Day 2 kicked off by heading to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (aka the home of the famous Rocky Steps and Rocky Statue).

And of course, it wouldn't be me and Lindsay if we didn't recreate the Rocky Steps (with music).

The Museum is also home to some gorgeous gardens and outdoor pavilion. From there, we were able to see Boathouse Row.

After a delicious lunch at Bridget Foy's, we headed back to freshen up before our next big night out. Our evening started with Girls Night: The Musical. It's a production where the audience is encouraged to dance and sing along to fun songs ("I Will Survive", "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", etc.). It was pretty hokey, but cute! It would have been better if they didn't try to add in a serious story line.

After the show, we walked to Lolita's for dinner - a BYOT (bring your own tequila) Mexican restaurant. So cute and delish! The weather was so perfect all weekend, so we were able to sit outside for almost every meal. 

You bring your own tequila, and they supply the margarita mix - genius! 

Mom didn't want to partake in the margs, so she requested her own personal tequila shot setup.

We began/ended the night at Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar. Again, so much fun! There were about 394872 bachelorettes there, and one actually asked us if we were hired by the bar to get the party started. THAT'S how much fun we had! (Side note: I wore these awesome shoes, but found out they are literally the world's most uncomfortable shoes...ever. Which is why I'm death-gripping Lindsay in the second video.)

Yesterday was Mother's Day, and we surprised our mom's by making reservations at the Moshulu. It's the least we could do, seeing as we both have the best mom's in the whole entire world! We also somehow scored the best seats in the house - right at the window so we could look out over the water.

After brunch, we headed to the top deck to take some pictures.

We headed back home yesterday afternoon, and already miss Philly! However, it was nice to get a solid 10.5 hours of sleep last night! 

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