Thursday, October 06, 2016

Poconos/Philly Weekend

First weekend in August, we took our last summer vacation to Poconos!  Rev3 has a race there and with my brother now living in PA, we made it a family vacation.  It ended up being a fun trip that was jam packed with family time, race time and history time!  ... does it get much better?
Team Tall White Brother Round Asian Sister relayed the oly!
SBR Attack at the swim practice... pants optional
Race morning as the fog lifted.  The swim was really good with minimal river grass that I was nervous about

Ryan and I with some of the awesome volunteers!
With 2 of the final finishers that I had the pleasure to run with.  Man that 13.1 (that ended up being 14.9 for me) was a killer with those hills!
HIGH Fives to El Capitan Eric Opdyke- Awesome race!

Pj's required, eyes open - optional

After saying goodbye to family on Monday, we had about 36 hours in Philly that we took full advantage of before flying out of PHL Tuesday morning.  We stayed at the Kimpton Philadelphia and I took the bait to upgrade to a "parkside room."  After getting up to the room, i was so happy I did.  The views were perfect and the room had a super modern feel but hint of traditional colonial touch which i enjoyed.   The afternoon was spent at the Constitution Center seeing an original copy of the Bill of Rights along with learning about the electoral process and seeing a live show about the price of liberty.  We also took another pass (get that pun) at the Liberty bell (i think it was Josh's 3rd time seeing it), visited Elfreth's alley and got cheesesteaks at Jim's. 

Tuesday morning, we grabbed some breakfast at a hipster diner near the new LDS Temple and attempted to sneak into the open house but had no luck.  We felt actually sneaking in might be bad gugu so we enjoyed the views from the rooftop terrace and surrounding grounds.  Perfect time away and lots of memories made.  

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