Thursday, May 29, 2014

Our First Trip To Michael and Delia's New City

Our driver, Larry arrived right on time.  He hurriedly loaded our luggage and entertained us with stories as he drove us to the airport.  After a brief flight, Stone and I touched down in Philadelphia, home of the Liberty Bell and most importantly, Michael and Delia.  We make our way to seize our luggage.  So that Stone and I wouldn't get lost in Philly, Michael met us at the train stop and took us to his dwelling.  The temperature in Tennessee when we left was 87'.  Here we where greeted with 67' along with Speck and Baloo, Michael and Delia's boys the dogs.  My how they have grown in such a short time.  Stone and I where shown our room in their quant little abode where we will be staying.  We unpacked and settled in, happy to be here.
For our evening meal, we visited The Blind Pig.  This is not the place to come if you are on a diet.  With it's intimate atmosphere and gourmet comfort food, you will leave here fulfilled and glad you came.  I ordered the pinot noir and a order of Blue Balls to share. .  Yes, you read that correct.  Blue Balls in my mouth, short rib surrounded by gorgonzola cheese, surrounded by mashed potatoes, then breaded and deep fried.  These are served with a tasty gravy.  Our waiter, the baby brother of the owner and her husband the chef, made for a perfect family owned eating establishment in Central Philadelphia.  After satisfying our hunger we strolled back to Michael and Delia's place calling it a night and anticipating a full schedule in Philadelphia tomorrow.
SEPTA, TRAIN, PHILADELPHIA
Train ride from the airport.

MIX DOG, PHILADELPHIA
Speck

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG, PHILADELPHIA
Baloo

Michael and Delia

THE BLIND PIG, CHIMICURRI SALAD, PHILADELPHIA
My dinner salad.

Blue Balls, Blind Pig, Philadelphia
The Famous Blue Balls.
Have you ever ordered the Famous Blue Balls?