My husband and I stayed near Independence Hall for a couple of days before flying back home to Texas. In Philly, we ate at City Tavern where they dress in period costume. We had turkey pot pie and sweet potato bread, which they say was John Adams' favorite. Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods. I microwave them, peel them and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
Taking a detour from my usual healthy turkey sandwiches, we split a couple of cheese steak sandwiches from Geno's and Pat's, two rivaling cheese steak shops right across the street from each other. The sandwiches were nearly the same, but Pat's gives you more meat. It's good to have that figured out!
Then we found a fun old-fashioned ice cream shop, Franklin Fountain, and shared a banana split. That was my second ice cream during our history/marathon trip, but I was still getting in some healthy foods, too, like salads, fruit and the Kind bars, peanut butter and oatmeal that I brought along.
|The Betsy Ross House|
|Inside the Betsy Ross House|