Chinese Lantern Festival – Philadelphia, PA

At the end of our visit with our Son in Phily, PA, Brett had to head back to his job at Dover Air Force Base for a 6am Shift on Sunday. While we only had Friday and Saturday to be with Brett, the visit was wonderful and this left a date nite for us parents. We chose to visit the Chinese Lantern Festival -which was at Franklin Square, within walking distance from our rental apartment. The festival moves from town to town and is in downtown Philadelphia thru June 30, 2019. This website has more information: http://historicphiladelphia.org/

Walking into the Festival

The Festival has these Extreme oversized light sculptures, some that move and change colors. There is also food, alcohol, acrobats, snacks, vendors and these incredible visual explosion of color and showmanship of what looks like paper or silk lighted lantern art. I loved this and would recommend it with a 10 out of 10. The price was $20 each, and even though it rained the entire time, I did not even notice I was so memorized. Fun night, and my husband is wonderful company.

David with Angel Wings – he says – see I told you I was an angel
In front of the mouth of a dragon!
Panda Tree that Changed Colors, it was Magical!
As it became darker it was even more magical.

Weekend in Philly

Took a quick weekend trip to Philadelphia, PA to meet up with our Son Brett who is stationed at DOVER AFB. Brett recommended Philly as our meet up location when we last saw him and boy did we have a great time.

Yes, he is way taller than me.

We arrived at 4:30pm in Philly – Brett drove in early in the day swung over to pick us up at the airport. We rented an Airbnb – an apartment on the third floor (no elevator) 3 blocks from the convention center and right in the middle of everything we wanted. The started the Weekend with a stop at Reading Terminal, which closes at 6pm …. so we missed that and moved onto walking around China Town. These are some of the best pictures of that time.

After walking around for about an hour, David noticed an stairway down into what looked like a underground food court, we stopped and had a craft drink – me a Peach Champagne, David had a Tea infused Bourbon, and Brett also had a drink – but honestly we cannot remember the type. The most memorable part was sitting at the bar stools watching the work put into each drink and talking with Brett about the best part of his job and how proud I am of how he seems so happy. How he decided not to sit at home and do nothing, so see the world – live his dream. Proud Momma Moments for sure. Oh, and the Bao Bar – had Seaweed Topped hot dogs – ha! My review is – out of the way, fun craft drinks with a unique feel – we did not try the food, but only because we were so full. This is the YELP review of the Bao Bar – https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-bao-bar-philadelphia

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