Today we’re in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love and Philly cheesesteak. The first thing we did when we arrived is to go straight to towards the Citizens Bank Park sign and to watch the Phillies vs Dodgers. It’s a large open ball park, with lots of space with a capacity for over 40,000 fans. We were lucky enough to have scored accessible seating in the 200 level right behind the foul pole. Even though the ballpark was not at capacity there were moments when you can feel the buzz of the fans. Since we’re in Philly we tried the ballpark cheesesteak and it wasn’t amazing, the cheese tasted a little like cheese wiz.
So far from all the cities we visited all the sports arenas, stadiums and fields all located in the same area. And this was no different in Philly with the Wells Fargo Center (home of the Flyers and 76ers), Lincoln Financial Field (home of the Eagles) and Citizens Bank Park (home of the Phillies) in walking distance of each other.
After the game we decided to head over to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall as I was very interested in seeing the bell. To be standing in the same place where the declaration of independence was signed is humbling. We stood there until 8pm to listen to the new bell on top of Independence Hall ring eight times before leaving.
We then headed straight for the Rocky statue! What a way to wrap up our trip to be in the same place where the Rocky movies were filmed. Rocky being a champion that perseveres, I felt a connection to him as a power wheelchair goaltender that recently won a champion for the first time in 10 years.
It’s freezing here in Philly, we definitely miss the southern weather in the Carolina’s and Florida! We decided to stop by Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks to pick up some Philly Cheesesteak, Pork Sandwich and Fish Cakes to go.
We’re now at our hotel in Plymouth Meeting and getting ready for our journey back home to Toronto.