Sunday, July 6, 2008

July 4th Weekend

So we decided to go downtown to the Party on the Parkway for July 4. Just me and Jer and the girls. We took the train from near our house down to Suburban Station and walked towards the Art Museum



Waiting for the train to come Here's us on the train...
After we got there, we were right by the new Comcast building. We've been seeing it go up for months so we wanted to check it out. It's the 'greenest' building in the country. and it has the coolest video wall in the lobby. I have a couple pics, but I found a video online if you want to see it for yourself. It of course is 5 times HD quality, so seeing it in person is way better than the video.


I tried to get the whole building in the pic, but it was too tall and we were too close.























http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comcast_Center_(office_building)
here's a link if you like this kind of stuff :)...now, back to the weekend...


Once we got to the parkway it was packed. We stopped a minute to see Andre Igodala from the Sixers. He was there for Tmobile I think, and had a quick 'coaching' of some kids playing ball. Here's Emma watching from Daddy's shoulders.


Then Emma tried to play a game, we didn't win, so we moved on... It was fun though :) for her...


We saw the Action News van and of course, Emma knew what it was before we said anything, so we had to take a pic in front of it.
Then We just set out the picnic blanket and hung out on the grass for a little while. We listened to music and the girls played around.







Then we headed back, making our way through the crowds. You can see William Penn in the background

Now we're waiting for the train to go home..Emma's lovin her Pink lemonade...since Pink is her favorite color

Then we went home and rested before going out to Dairy Queen and then watching the fireworks at Abington High School. We would've stayed downtown and watched the concert and fireworks at the art museum, but neither of us know who John Legend is so we didn't feel like sticking around. It was drizzling the whole time so we got a little wet.




Day 2 Saturday July 5


This day we went downtown again. They had a "Taste of Philadelphia" event at Penn's Landing with an Ice Cream Fest followed by a free Boyz II Men Concert. Well, we ended up not staying long enough to see Boyz II Men b/c it was SO packed and we got a bad seat where we couldn't even see the stage. We could only hear...so it was like listening to a really good stereo. DJ Jazzy Jeff came and played some music , it was fun listening to some old school stuff. But a cold front came in and it was 8 o'clock and the boyz didn't come out yet and we wanted to miss the rain..plus the girls were exhausted and we could see the stage :( so bye bye Boyz II men...maybe next time... here's the pics though of everything else...

Well, first we took the train to Market East at the Gallery and we got some Chik Fil A while we waited for Pete and Angela. They took the train from West Trenton and met us there. Then we all took the El down to Penn's Landing. But first we did a quick site seeing and stopped at Ben Franklin's house and America's First Post Office. It still is in use, but we just missed closing time.
Elizabeth enjoying Ben's house...
Emma had fun walking on the walls.




Here's a link to the news story of boyz ii men at penn's landing there were 50k+ people
http://cbs3.com/video/?id=60267@kyw.dayport.com
Angela playing hide and seek on the El
Then when we were waiting our train to come, Jer played hide a seek with the girls at the Market East station....

video

We had a busy but fun weekend. I'm pooped now... :)

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