philly: eastern state penitentiary

Touring creepy places is a hobby of mine, so I jumped at the chance to visit Eastern State Penitentiary during our recent trip to Philly. A working prison up until the early 1970's, Eastern State was the first jail to adopt the practice of keeping prisoners in separate confinement (which is now the norm). Educational and interesting, Eastern State is one of my favorite spots in Philly so far.
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the city of brotherly love

We took advantage of the President's Day weekend to visit the city of many past presidents. Mostly eating and drinking, however, we managed to fit in a couple cultural activities as well (more on that later).
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snow day!

We finally got a good dumping of snow so it seemed foolish not to go play before it all turned to slush. Isn't Central Park lovely in the winter?
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