#9 on the DC Bucket List: Visit friends in Philadelphia

Philly’s a great town. I try to get up there about once a year, to hang out with close college friends, Doris and Adrian. This time, I convinced Kim and Matt to join in on the fun. It was awesome. Kim and Doris are my two best friends. We hardly ever get the chance to spend time with each other, so this was lovely!

We did the following: crafted for a few hours (and boy oh boy, these napkin rings are so adorable!); ate Mexican food at a place with amazing, well-sized margaritas for $4.50; devoured fantastic coffee gelato at Capogiro; watched a horrible, HORRIBLE Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway/Anne Hathaway’s boobs movie; visited the Edgar Allan Poe house; purchased my very own National Parks passport; ate lunch at PYT (resulting in lots of singing to Michael Jackson); checked out the Italian Market; saw the Liberty Bell (and got another stamp for my passport); ate vegan pizza and cheesesteaks (and apparently pissed off the girl working there by having the audacity to call ahead and see if we needed reservations); went to the free Dr. Dog concert; and then ate scrumptious pancakes for breakfast on Sunday.

It seemed like everywhere we went, there were hipsters. Lots and lots of hipsters. Maybe we like the same things they do. Or maybe we are wannabes.

I should also mention that I read this particular woman’s fashion blog, and she lives in Philly. I won’t say who because I’m shy. But I will say that she’s super pretty and I even stalked her wedding photos. Anyway, I totally saw her at that Mexican restaurant. I didn’t have the guts to say hello, of course.  But what are the odds?

I am attempting to do 25 items on my DC Bucket List before the move to Seattle, and document them here.


DC Bucket List

Here we are, less than 3 months before we depart for our Seattle adventure – and there’s still so much I want to see and do in our little city. I thought that I would try to capture these things by creating a little bucket list. Keep in mind that I reserve the right to edit as needed!

  1. Eat at Graffiato.*
  2. Buy something for our new home at Crafty Bastards.
  3. Take Wallace to Ben’s for a half smoke.
  4. Go to one more concert at the 9:30 Club.
  5. Go to a free concert somewhere, like Jazz in the Garden.
  6. Try at least half of the cupcake flavors at Baked and Wired.
  7. Go to an outdoor movie.
  8. Bike the Mt. Vernon Trail to fibre space in Old Town with Amanda.
  9. Visit friends in Philadelphia.* ** (link)
  10. Visit T’s grandmother in Narrows, VA.* **
  11. Visit a Smithsonian museum I’ve never been to before.
  12. Visit a Smithsonian museum I’ve been to many times before.
  13. Hike any part of Billy Goat Trail without dying.
  14. Visit Library of Congress.
  15. Eat at one new restaurant in Arlington.
  16. Eat breakfast at Eastern Market.
  17. Visit Glen Echo Park.
  18. Visit National Archives.
  19. Visit National Arboretum or Botanic Garden.
  20. Bike C&O Canal Towpath.
  21. Visit Skyline Drive.
  22. Eat at a new Ethiopian restaurant.
  23. See a play.
  24. Eat lunch with a friend downtown.
  25. Visit the new MLK National Memorial.

*I cheated on these – they were plans I’d already made before making the list. Will you forgive me?

** Okay, I know these technically aren’t DC-specific things, but they are much easier to do from here than the west coast!

Now, who wants to help me knock crap off this list?