Good afternoon and happy Friday!
The days of the week don’t mean too much to me nowadays since every day is like a weekend (be jealous but not too jealous…it gets old I promise).
But not every day feels like a vacation, however. Today definitely did though! I acted like a tourist and explored Philadelphia all day.
I was originally planning on waking up at the same time as Max (~7:30am) to go running while he heads off to work, but I had an insomniac night and was exhausted in the a.m. So I chose to sleep in instead 🙂 I’ve been meaning to condition my body to acclimate to early morning runs but training myself to wake up early has been ridiculously (and pathetically) difficult.
Instead of running when I later woke up at 9:30, I headed out to get some breakfast.
The Green Line Cafe was my intended destination and I already knew what I wanted.
Coffee+ a Vegan Chicken Sandwich (tempeh & Veganaise on a whole wheat bun)= YUM!
Post breakfast I felt the need to go exploring (and visit Trader Joe’s…it’s an addiction I know…shhh!) so I made the ~2 mile walk to the main part of the city.
There was plenty to see along the way! I mainly walked through the University of Pennsylvania campus but I also visited part of Drexel University.
It was hot hot hot out! Rehydration was crucial 🙂
Iced Passion Tea from Starbucks= one of my fav cold drinks eva!
The walk was filled with luscious greenery as well…definitely a perk in my book!
Soon I crossed the bridge into the main part of Philadelphia.
Now I was a full-blown tourist taking pics left and right non-stop.
I just couldn’t resist!
The Comcast Center was the tallest building in the entire city.
Maybe I’m a bit bias but in my mind nothing and no other city even comes close to comparing to my beautiful Chicago ♥
Philadelphia is still a gorgeous city though! Very homey 🙂
Soon enough I reached my destination:
Crazy I know right.
green protein drink
Afterwards, I briefly met up with Max (he works a couple of blocks away) and handed the bag off to him so that I wouldn’t have to lug it the 2.5 miles back home.
Food was on my mind once again so when I passed by a vegetarian/meditterranean food cart I knew I had to stop.
Lunch was half of a whole wheat pita with some freshly made hummus and a garden veggie salad.
Strawberries for dessert 🙂
Oh and I also found LOVE on the walk back home!
Yes, it’s been a perfect touristy day indeed 🙂
“Grace brings contentment”
~From Russia With Love~