Monday, July 21, 2008

City Of Brotherly Love: The Beginning

Our conversation went like this last Thursday night:

Me: What are we doing this weekend?
Luke: I don’t know. Do you want to take a trip somewhere?
Me: Okay! Where?
Luke: We could go to Philly and visit your brother.
Me: Okay!

Minutes later, I talked to my brother:

Me: What are you and Yi-Hsin doing this weekend?
Brother: Nothing.
Me: Luke and I are coming to visit. We want to walk around Philly.
Brother: It’s going to be hot, but okay, come on over.

It was hot alright, but that was the beginning of our last-minute impromptu trip to the City of Brotherly Love. We had a great time hanging out with Ken and Yi-Hsin, despite the scorching hot weather. The temperature was in the high 90s, but we still walked all over the streets of Philadelphia. Luke and I have been to Philly before, individually, but this time we saw a lot more than we ever did. Thanks for showing us around, guys! We really appreciated it!

I am going to blog about our trip over the course of next few days. First thing first though, a trip to Philly would not be complete without eating cheesesteaks. So of course we had some! My Philly Insider's Tip #1 - forget Pat’s or Geno’s in South Philly, the real thing is located 45 minutes outside of Philly, in a small town called Lansdale! Ray's Pizzeria and Steaks has the best cheesesteaks - tender meat and none of that cheese whiz junk. No wait + plenty of seating + abundant parking. A hidden treasure! Sssshhh...don't let the secret out!

How good does this look? Cheesesteak with mushroom topping. Double yum-0! We ordered an 18-inch cheesesteak to share.

A 14-inch meat lover pizza. It was greasy, but so delicious!

PIG OUT!

Stay tuned for more of our Philly adventures!

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Ray's Pizzeria & Steaks‎
850 S Valley Forge Rd
Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 855-9800

3 comments:

  1. Pffft...heat, shmeat. We go wherever and whenever we want. If we say Philly this day, we do Philly that day. Yup!

    But yeah, I've had previous jobs that both led me upto Philly. But I never saw anything other than the office and the hotels. So this was a great trip for me to experience the city as a tourist. Though it was just for two days and the heat was intense, we had fun. Joyce's brother and sister-in-law took good care of us. 謝謝你們陪我們一起出玩!

    Hmm, I think I said that right. Good food and good company, made for a good weekend. =]

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  2. woops, i meant 去,not 出。

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  3. Great job! You got everything perfectly. =]

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