Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sabado Gigante

So we awoke Saturday morning with two objectives: 1) Find something delicious to eat for breakfast (Mostly my objective-Joe doesn't love breakfast as I do), and 2) Get a history lesson in by visiting Valley Forge

Well Joe of course hit up yelp.com and found a couple of local diners that sounded scrumptious so we set out for our adventure. However en route to our diner we noticed a Mexican restaurant and decided to stop by to see if they sold breakfast burritos. Ok, just a quick side note: Mexican food is either very American white-washed (i.e Taco bell) or non existent here in Philadelphia. Being from Southern California we are of course very accustomed to great Mexican food!! I guess the food at Mission Burrito is "Mission Style" or "San Francisco" (????) style Mexican Food, so said the proprietor. I give it a solid 7 on a scale of 1 to 10. It was good!! Now it definitely was nothing compared to other places in Cali...but it will do. I had a breakfast burrito that was quite tasty and Joe had a Mexican omelet with chorizo and this delicious potato patty that I kept stealing bites of. It was nice inside and the food was decent so I'm sure we will be back.

So with our Mexican food cravings slightly appeased...we headed to Valley Forge. Just in case you are not quite sure what significance it holds, here is a brief definition:

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was the site of the camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 in the American Revolutionary War. This was a time of great suffering for George Washington's Army, but it was also a time of retraining and rejuvenation.

Valley Forge was very educational, so beautiful, so rich in history, and overall an awesome experience. We stopped by the visitor center to pick up a map and plan our route. It was extremely hot so we opted to tour the area via car and stop at all the places of interest. There is this awesome running/walking/biking path around the area...but you'd have to be insane to do that on a day like this...although there were a few people running & riding bikes.

We enjoyed ourselves in the visitor's center and read about Valley Forge, it was nice to actually read about what we were going to visit, it has been a long time since history classes in school.

We drove around Valley Forge and stopped by a cool chapel...

The girls and I in front of the chapel.

Hazel, Jeffrey, and Jade in the Chapel.

Hazel praying in the chapel.

Hazel hugging Jeffrey.

We had an awesome time touring Valley Forge. It is really cool to learn about the early history of our country! Yet another adventure for the Montgomerys....we had an awesome day!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

soon the girls are going to be talking to jeffery:)
i guess you already have your boy...
very cute!

Anonymous said...

love the last picture!
simply LOVE IT: )