We went to Philladelphia this weekend. It wasn’t our official vacation, which will be to Seattle starting next Wednesday, but we wanted to go down and see a friend before he moves back to Nashville. (We wanted to see his wife, too, but she was away. ) Becky’s brother also goes to school in Philly, so it was nice to see him, too. Anyway, we had a great time. We didn’t really “do” many of the traditional tourist things in that we didn’t go through Independence Hall or anything, but we took a very complete (and tiring) walking tour of downtown and got a good feel for the city. It’s a nice place; it felt very homey (moreso than Ithaca, actually).
On both my Knoxville and Philladelphia trips I took quite a number of pictures. Almost enough to create something of a travelog, I think. I’m not sure if I’ll actually get around to putting everything together for these two trips, but it was good practice for Seattle. I am hoping to document that trip fairly completely in words and pictures; we’ll see how it turns out. Putting a mess of pictures on a website is easy. Telling a good story and making it all look pleasing on a webpage is more difficult. I’ve only seen a couple of instances on the web that I thought were really well done. I’m planning to give it a shot, though.