Sunday, March 8, 2009

Philadelphia Garden Show - "The Sights"

Italian market in the "Little Italy" section of Philly.

Narrow street in Little Italy

Happy St. Patrick's day to my Irish friends!

Benjamin Franklin's passage

Bassett Ice Cream at Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market has everything....

What Philly is famous for...

Reading Terminal

Of course, we had to go to the Love Park :-)

Rocky steps

For my foodie pals......we had a little party on the bus, with olives and cheese. We met a nice man in Little Italy who invited us to sample some olive oil. I miss this area already! It was a foodie haven.

One of my favorites on the trip was the Reading Terminal Market. I could have moved in! Any kind of food you can think of is in there. From fresh seafood to every kind of cheese you could imagine, vegetables, meats, chicken, pork, many kinds of sausages. As soon as we walked through the door at the Reading market, there were Amish baked goods. I bought some pecan sticky buns to bring to my office mates, and I defintely scored points!
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. All the photos are fantastic.. the wall of coffee cups was astounding..did you count them??

    Love the pic of you & looks cold!!

  2. Great photo of you and Joe and I loved the the tour of Philly! I could almost hear the Rocky theme song looking the museum steps.

    I too was intrigued by the coffee cup wall :-)

  3. I love the photo of you and Joe on the museum steps. Great photos of a great trip... I loved tagging along.

  4. Debbie, you got some fantastic shots...especially that wall of cups. Sounds like you and Joe had a great little weekend getaway. I have heard so much about Reading Terminal Market, I should plan a trip there when I go to New England this fall. Wonder if they would let you camp out over night so you don't miss a thing!

  5. Wonderful pictures, Debbie! I'm so happy you shared this trip with us. I think I would love Little Italy and the Reading Terminal Market also. I can't wait to see what you brought home for yourself!

  6. Debbie, you guys packed a lot in a short time. Wow, how much fun you had. It all looks awesome! Will your next post show everything you bought? ;-)

  7. Great tour Debbie. You two really had a nice trip and packed a lot of stuff in. Love the market! I could live in a place like that. Ya..the coffee cup

    Great pic of the two of you!!!

  8. Ok, this for me is the best part of your trip, LOL! Love the pic of you and Joe! and love the tour of the streets of Philly and the Market!

    Cool coffee cup wall!

    great trip!

  9. I just love this post! Foley tipped me off to it, I love the Reading Terminal. My DH and I lived in Philly when we first got married, and that was our once a month "splurge". Thanks for the trip down memory lane! Kathy


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