Here are some of the creatures we found lurking on the walls. This local watering hole attracts in an interesting crowd, but they all appear to be having a good time.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Here are some more pics of Johnny's visit. He was a little mad he had to leave so, being the wildman, he threw a tantrum and busted out the window of our car. Being that we had such a good time, we let it slide. You're welcome back anytime, Battles.
Posted by Daniel at 8:54 PM
The one and only Johnny Battles came up to visit us from Charleston, SC a short time ago. He spent an eventful week with us which included visits to The Italian Market, Pat's Cheesesteaks, Reading Terminal, Johnny Brenda's, The Banana Leaf, The Standard Tap, a day trip to NYC, a Mad-Hatter party, The Belgian Cafe, and much, much more--yet not enough. Unfortunately, we didn't take many pictures during his visit. But needless to say, the smoke has just now begun to clear weeks after his visit.
Posted by Daniel at 8:36 PM
Philadelphia boasts a substantial bounty of parks and trails. The biggest hiking area is arguably the Wissahickon River Trail. This past Sunday we decided to put our city shoes away, strap on our hiking boots, and hit the trails like decent people. Well, we really didn't know where to go so we drove to a spot and started walking. It was nice to be out in the woods, around some greenery. Rosco had a blast, until we found out dogs must be leashed or else a $300 fine. Humans always messing up things, sheesh!!
Posted by Daniel at 8:21 PM
After a movie, we decided to try an Ethiopian restaurant that has been on our list for a while. There is a significant Ethiopian population in West Philly so we decided to go to the heart of it and try the food. Not knowing what to order, Alana and I ordered two dishes on the menu and shared them on one giant plate (which we learned from our server is Ethiopian custom). The food was delicious. The meal consisted of beef tips with various Ethiopian spices, bbq chicken (really tender), lentils, yams, collard greens, and split peas. No utensils are used. To eat the food, we were given this type of sweet, spongy bread called injera that is torn apart and used to scoop the food, serving as the 'fork'. To top off the excellent meal it was also very inexpensive. Highly recommended.
Posted by Daniel at 8:01 PM
Alana and I traveled just outside Baltimore to Columbia, MD to see the Route 29 Revue. It was a mini-festival that had a interesting lineup, albeit, a jumbled one. The show started at 3:30 in the afternoon and didn't end until after midnight (well that's when we left, anyhow). The Old Crow Medicine show was considered the headlining act, with the supporting cast of the wonderful Felice Brothers, Levon Helm Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (I think Alana now hates the band more than any other), Iron & Wine (who we both have wanted to see for a while), and another act that I can't think of off the top of my head (they were good whomever they were). It did turn into a bit of an endurance contest. However, the show was good, the weather nice, so all in all it was a nice Sunday get away from Philly. Here are some pics.
Posted by Daniel at 7:18 PM