During the summer of 2015 we decided to Road Trip through Northeastern USA, this came off the heels of our Midwestern March US trip we had some spots we hadn’t yet hit (and many that still remain).
A friend and I hopped in my less than faithful Chevy Aveo to drive the 8 hours to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for our first stop!
We left Pitt at 10am following a delish hotel breakfast and swung into Washington by mid afternoon.
We grabbed a quick meal and hit the National Gallery and the Smithsonian Museums which were open late. If I could do it again, I would spend more time in Washington…it’s smaller than I imagined but there is SO much to see.
Of course we walked Penn avenue, foolishly went behind a barricade at the White House, gave Lincoln a high five, sprawled on the grass at the reflecting pool, and watched the sun set under the Washington Monument…it’s hands down the most American Sight you’ll ever see. (pictured)
July 21st-22nd 2015: PHILLEDELPHIA
The morning of the 21st we got in a last taste of Washington by seeing the museums we missed the day before, and while we were driving through town the Cuban embassy reopened, historic and cool but the building itself was just a concrete cube. CUBE!
We had a great lunch and drove to Philly by 2:00.
Philly was the STRANGEST..it couldn’t seem to decide whether it was a ghetto or a metropolis- so I’m saying that it’s both. Parts of the city were beautifully maintained and all the residents dressed like 90’s Will Smith.
We did tons of on foot exploring, saw the Liberty Bell and Independence hall, hit the Rodin (Museum) and had some fancy dinners.