Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I'm THANKful for My Hometown!

It’s Day 3 of the Plenty To Be Thankful For Blog Challenge & Swap.

Manic Mother

Today’s topic is My Hometown!

I’ve lived in my hometown, just outside of Philadelphia for most of my life. Living in this area, there is plenty to be THANKful for like…

Sporting and Entertainment Venues

Citizens Bank Park, Lincoln Financial Field and the Wells Fargo Center are so easy to get to for games and concerts. Citizens Bank Park is also a beautiful ballpark and pretty amazing to watch a game in.

Airport

This may sound silly, but it’s very nice living so close to an International Airport

Culture

Philadelphia is such a historic city. Sometimes I take for granted how many opportunities are right in my backyard. I need to start being more of a tourist in my own city

NJ & DE

I can get to either of these states in a jiffy. It’s a nice convenience when looking for a change of scenery. It’s also easy to get to NY & MD if I want (another thing I need to take advantage of).

City/Country Balance



There’s a nice contrast between the city and suburbs. If you’re looking for trendy restaurants, unique stores and eclectic bars – you have the city. If you’re looking small vineyards, mom and pop shops and the great outdoors – there’s the county.

18 comments:

Emily said...

I would love to visit Philadelphia - everyone always has such good things to say about it!

xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

I love Philadelphia, such a cool place!!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

We have been to Philly a few times and I love the city but I don't know much about the burbs! xx

Gwen said...

One day I'm going to come visit you and you're going to have to show me around!!! I've only been to the East Coast once and loved it so visiting again is a must!!!

fancyfunction said...

We're taking our second trip to Philly this weekend and I'm really looking forward to it!

Caroline said...

I love Philly! It's so beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up!

Sam said...

I've never been to Philly, but I have always wanted to check it out! Sounds great - I love county/city mix! We're close to an airport too, love the sound of the planes going over!

Sunshinemeg said...

I went to Philly just last weekend! We go each year for our anniversary and love it! There is so much history all around and so much to see. Great post!

Simply Mily said...

OMG I'm actually planning a trip to Philly once winter passes!!! The only time I went was on a School field trip for History. We spent the night I was sop excited but now it's time for a big girls visit =)

Tasha said...

I need to visit Philadelphia again. I drove through there with some friends on a road trip but we weren't able to explore the city. :-( It's on my list of places to visit but I haven't been there long enough to really explore. Someday!
I love all the pics of the area!

{K} said...

Looks like a great place to live!! I'd love to visit the area!

Casey said...

Here from the THANKful Challenge!

I love Philly! I have family in Wilmington, DE and always fly into PHL airport - it's a nice airport, too! Love downtown Philly, especially.

Miss Sweet Tea said...

I'd love to visit!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm sorry, when am I coming to visit you again? ;)

No but really, I say we do a swap! You come here and visit me then I'll head out there. You can take in the beaches and I'll enjoy fall and the history. We'll both save money staying at each others'. Plus it'd be amazing to meet in person :D

Meghan said...

I've always wanted to go to Philly - especially for the history! I bet it's awesome to be so close to it all!

mic said...

i love philly and i am thankful for cheese steaks! :)

Stephanie said...

Love it there too!!! I have been there for a day trip before heading on to Atlantic City!! :)

SassyModernMom said...

What a great tour! Glad I popped in today:)