It was my last game of the season at West Ham today....luckily the weather improved so it was a good day out...despite a rather dreary 0-0 draw. After the game we headed back to Barking and our old stomping ground of The Spotted Dog, where we were able to sit in the beer garden and watch the Chelsea v Spurs FA Cup Semi Final
Rick told me that Brian took the recent photos of Flat Stanley to school, and told the class that he'd sent Flat Stanley to his 'Uncle and Aunt' in Essex, England. Here he is wearing a suitable T-Shirt for the occasion.
We spent this weekend painting the garden shed. As it was an unusually warm weekend for the time of year, we were able to take everything out of the shed, and put it on the lawn while we painted the inside. At the end, the shed looks a look better, and there's a LOT of stuff to go into the skip that's arriving tomorrow.
We're just back from a packed few days in Philadelphia for Megan's Wedding. We flew out on Wednesday to Stay at the Kimpton Monaco hotel, and had this frantic itinerary:
Wednesday: We flew to Philadelphia, and was picked up by Rick and Liz. After checking into the hotel, we went for dinner at Bistro 7 in the old City, having a selection of small plates.
Thursday: After breakfast at Menagerie Coffee, we got the 57 bus down to Oregon Avenue, and connected to the G bus and traveled to the shopping centre at South Columbus Boulevard and spent a few hours there, going past the wreck of the SS United States. Heading back to town, we headed back to town and had lunch at Common Wealth for another small plate selection, including fried green tomatoes. In the evening, we all met up for the Wedding Rehearsal dinner at The Olde Bar, in the Original Bookbinder's Building. A great evening out.
Friday: The day of the Wedding, and sadly it rained heavily all day. We got a Septa bus out to St. Dot's for the wedding....the weather being so bad that the wedding photos had to be taken inside. After the wedding we headed back into town, and headed over to the Curtis Building for the evening reception, which was great fun and a lot of food!
Saturday: In the morning we got up and had coffee at Menagerie, before a walk down to South Street, we eventually headed back into Center City to meet the others at Lucky Strike Bowling.In the evening, we had intended to have dinner at the 2nd Story Brewing Company, but due to s fire alarm, it was closed. So we ended up at Gaslight, which actually worked out a lot better for space, and we even got to see some impressive drumming buskers.
Sunday: For brunch, we went with Liz and rick to High Street on Market, for some very nice food. After checking out of the hotel, we headed back to Liz and Rick's for a few hours, before heading to the airport and flying home. a few photos are below, but the majority are here: