We arrived in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday, so the 4th was spent relaxing and going to dinner. It has been over a year since we have seen his brother and family, so most of the day was consumed with catching up on lost time!
We took the opportunity to travel another hour to see Bradley's grandmother on Thursday, as well as one of his childhood friend's from the area. We traveled around the city on I-95 to get there and I snapped a few pictures along the way!
Ben Franklin Bridge
Cheesesteaks the original way!
I think we brought the South Carolina heat with us on our trip to Philly. Friday's record highs topped 100. To keep cool, we all took a trip down the Brandywine River on a tubing adventure. The scenery was gorgeous and the water was nice and cool. Sadly, I didn't get any pictures because I didn't want my iPhone to take a dip in the water either!
After our trip down the Brandywine, we cleaned up for some fun at the ball park. Bradley's brother got a few of his company's season tickets for the Phillies game! I had never been to a game in Philly, and this was Bradley's first time at Citizen's Bank Park.
Bradley and I with the Harry Kalas Statue
If you have never had their crab fries, you are missing out!
One of my favorites, Ryan Howard, came off the DL list just for us :)
Hot and sweaty, but still having a blast!
Phillie Phanatic- best mascot in the MLB
We were so worn out from Friday's activities that we laid around on Saturday and rested. Bradley's niece and I painted our fingernails, and the boys played ball.
As sad as we were to say our goodbyes, we packed up and hit the road at 5 AM Sunday morning. We had a great visit with family and friends, but boy were we excited to see the sign for our home state!
Home Sweet Home