10/23/07

Back from Philadelphia

Dane’s work sent us back east to Philadelphia for some marketing seminar. Apparently accountants are horrible marketers and so of to Philly we went. This was perfect as it gave us an opportunity to visit Lee and Vanessa along with Jaxon, Lily, and new baby Edison. They live just outside of the city while Lee is finishing up dental school at Temple. It was so much fun, no kids and no responsibilities! While Dane went into the city everyday for his seminar, Vanessa took me to all the fun shopping spots that Philadelphia had to offer. It was maybe the best three days of my life! When we left Phoenix we had to check one bag with the airlines, when we came home due to my shopping (with Danes support) we checked four bags with the airlines. I had to borrow Vanessa’s luggage just to get home it was great! Now I have always heard it said that people from Arizona are very laid back. It’s a west coast thing they say? Well after driving in Philadelphia for the past week I understand exactly what they mean. It was such a fast pace thing. We were honked at more in the four days that we were there than my previous 29 years in Arizona combined. As soon as a light turned green, before we could even press the gas, horns were honking. Buses and Diesel trucks were driving around like they were compact cars, it was truly crazy. We topped of the weekend with a trip to Mortens Steakhouse, usually very reliable, this time very disappointing. As soon as we informed we would not need to see the wine and cocktail list the service got very bad. Long story short they ended up comping our entire meal after we complained. For the entire story visit Lee and Vanessa’s blog. Anyway we sure had a great time, but we are now back and fully entrenched in the blogging world again.




Edison Broc Chaffee

This is the newest addition to the Chaffee family (Lee and Vanessa's) I could not get enough of him. I have been going this way for a while, but I am officially baby hungry!




11 comments:

Jenny Dahl said...

You know its a good vacation when you don't have enough luggage to get home! Sounds like a very great get-a-way!

mommyx5 said...

How fun:o) and that little man is just precious!!

Webb Family said...

How fun and even better to have a shopping buddy! What a fun stuff did you buy?

Heather said...

Welcome back! I was getting a little worried with your lack of posting :). Your hair is getting so long! I am glad you enjoyed Philly, probably a great time to go before it gets too cold.

Amy Yetter said...

So funny what you said about the honking...that's just the way it is there, crazy! Sounds like so much fun...glad you two got to get away.

Brannon and Leslie said...

I'm glad someone's baby hungry. Not me yet. Good to see you back!!

Lorena said...

So wish I could have come with...that sounds like fun!

I'm glad you are baby hungry. You can crave that for me. I'll be fasting from now on.

Julie said...

What a FUN trip! So fun to get away without kids! We missed you guys in the blogging world!

Shannon said...

Sounds like a perfect trip! We went to New York last year and the guys were going to kill us if we went into one more shop. It's just to fun to shop without all my little ones! YOu guys look great!

ZB said...

Way to go...bringing back more bags. I always try to stick an extra bag in a suitcase for just that reason. I'd love to see all the fun things you got...

Koe said...

I swear I know Vanessa. Does she have her cosmetology license? And does she have a friend named Lisal(sp)?