My parents have taken their place and spend their retirement in more fascinating lands than I can imagine.
We, on the other hand...have four kids.
The closest thing we'll have to a window of the world is a loop around Epcot Center at Disney.
This year however, we decided to give it a try (a little closer to home), so when we had Spring Break, instead of going south to bask in the sun, we took the kids north to introduce them to the history and sights of Philadelphia, New York City and Washington D.C. There was even an enchanted day at a place called Winterthur with Fairy Gardens and magical lands.
I'm excited to post pictures over the next few days and will enjoy looking back on our scrapbook of sorts until we can go further in destination while chasing four cats.
Philadelphia was our first stop, holding more childhood dreams for my husband than anything else. He's waited his entire life to run up the stairs of 'Rocky', only to throw his arms up at the top. I swear the music was playing in the air and you're welcome, because I know it's in your head now, too.
It was a beautiful day, complete with checked off bucket lists, history lessons of our country - complete with Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, only to top things off with nothing but the greatest American cheesesteaks. Hooooooly moly the cheesesteak. (Thank You to our most Awesome Friends who recommended the Best places to find one.) Pat's King of Steaks was so good, it could make a grown man cry while the entire staff was beyond a Beautiful first impression to the heart of Philadelphia.
So even if you're like us and traveling distant lands isn't really an option, this trip showed me there's a whole world waiting for you right outside your door...even if it's yelling, "Yo, Adrian!" while holding a cheesesteak...and that sometimes, is the greatest adventure of all.