About 5 years ago, I (Kim) moved from Texas to the Philadelphia area with John for his job. We have loved every minute of living on the East Coast and getting to adventure here, but the hardest part was leaving family, and of course, my baby sister. We live 1,500 miles away from each other now, and we hate being so far apart. While we do try to see each other about every month, sometimes we can’t make it happen. Needless to say, after 3 long months without my sister, we had the best time this weekend since she made it up to Philly to hang out with me!
The weekend was gorgeous, so we wanted to take advantage of all the weather had to offer. We started the weekend on Friday at Terrain Garden Café in Glen Mills. If you live anywhere near Philadelphia, you have to check this place out. It is part of the Anthropologie brand, and the store is adorable and filled with things you don’t need but will definitely want for your home. But, the food is even better, and it’s BYOB which is always great for mimosas!
Our next stop on the beautiful 80 degree day was Longwood Gardens. They plant an incredible tulip display every year, and we wanted to see them in peak bloom. The entire garden is stunning and is the perfect place to walk and enjoy a sunny day!
We ended our afternoon at Penns Woods Winery. It is the cutest family run operation with a gorgeous barn and the most relaxing atmosphere. We love to bring our own picnic and pass the afternoon with a bottle of wine.
We spent Saturday in Philadelphia enjoying the incredible sunshine! One of our favorite local hangouts is Independence Beer Garden, which actually over looks Independence Hall. It is always a great outdoor spot with rotating drafts and incredible fried pickles! The next stop on the Philly food tour was Amada. We are big fans of Spanish food in this family, so we decided to enjoy some of the best sangria and tapas I have found this side of Spain. After, we made our way down to Morgan’s Pier, which is another fantastic outdoor beer garden overlooking the Ben Franklin bridge. They had excellent frozen margaritas, which we thought were a necessity for Cinco de Mayo. Of course we couldn’t leave Philly without some ice cream from Franklin’s Fountain (peanut butter with white chocolate shavings for the win!), so we made a stop before leaving Old City.
Our last food event for the weekend was a quick run to Nudy’s for brunch on our way back to the airport. We love the casual vibe at Nudy’s and the incredible food. The pancakes are to die for.
My heart feels refreshed after such a fun and incredible weekend with my baby sister. A little time together was just what the doctor ordered, and we are already planning our next adventures together in June (in Houston this time)! Because we were just so dang happy to be together, we decided to do a fun little giveaway! Check out our Instagram page and enter to win our favorite Yeti Rambler, which as you know we never travel without!
If you have siblings in your life, I hope you take a minute today to tell them that you love them. May we never take such precious relationships for granted.