Friday, January 2

Took a train ride.....

While in Philly I took my first train ride on SEPTA with the BF from the suburbs into the Central City part of Philadelphia. It was cool and easy to do. We ventured down to the Reading Terminal Market.
"Reading Terminal Market opened its doors in 1892. Today, Reading Terminal Market is once again the gastronomic bazaar that its original planners had envisioned. Many of the historic Market stands survived the reconstruction and are once again filled with local produce, fresh eggs, milk, meats, poultry, seafood, handmade crafts, jewelry, and clothing. The Market is home to more than 80 merchants, two of whom are descendants of the original standholders from a century before. On any given day one can find an eclectic array of fresh baked Amish goods, produce direct from the field, unusual spices, free range meats and poultry, flowers, ethnic foods, and much more. "
We ate some lunch, the BF had some ice cream, and we bought some fresh produce. Afterwards we walked over to the Holiday Light Show at Macy's Center City, housed in the historic Wanamaker Building, to watch snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer float beyond the four-story-high velvet curtain of the Grand Court atrium. During the light show, more than 100,000 bright, energy-efficient LED lights combine to create fantastic holiday images. The lighting display is accompanied by festive music from the world-renowned Wanamaker Grand Organ. It was beautiful.

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