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Luck and Love on Friday the 13th

Adventures, General | August 15, 2010 | By

This is how the day started on Friday, August 13th. We watched a glorious sunrise and it was mere minutes (if that) between these photos.

The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia and I’m definitely more afraid of that word than the actual supposed impending doom of the day. I felt lucky and in love. The LoveOfMyLife,referred to hereafter as the LOML, and I just dropped one of the sons off at the airport for his 5:30 am flight and headed to the nearest shore point to watch the sunrise. The other son-type  is on vacation with his dad so we are positively giddy: 3 whole days – KID FREE!!  I love you guys, but let’s keep it real here.

And so it begins with a sunrise and the LOML:

And toes in the sand:

We were up at 3:00 am for that drive to the airport. So, after a stop at Geets’ Diner where my wish was granted for a breakfast of epic proportions and lingering, we headed home for SLEEP.

After sleep and more wishes granted, a drive to our favorite city was in order. Philadelphia here we come! Our first date was in Philly and it’s our city.

Rittenhouse Square Park for chit-chat, smooches, people watching and more smooching:

Across from the park for dinner at Parc, sitting outside (78 degrees in the middle of August!) and continuing all of the above plus more:

This was quite possibly, the best dinner I’ve ever eaten. It was definitely the best bouillabaisse, ever. The LOML mentioned that Marc Summers was walking by and (slurpchewslurp) I did (slurpchewslurp) see him (slurpchewslurp) and note that (slurpchewslurp) he did take a seat further down (slurpchewslurp) from where we (slurpchewslurp) were sitting. But just barely. I was definitely in my own version of blissed out. Friday the 13th you say?

Our waiter Eric was very accomodating:

Off to the Parkway and Logan Square (which is really a circle) with sunset beginning:

This is so beautiful and sits on the grand (Benjamin Franklin) Parkway amidst museums (remember those steps from Rocky?), a basilica, library, City Hall and so much more . History and the wow factor especially on a night like this.

On this particular night, the LOML got down on bended knee and asked me to marry him.  I said YES.

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  1. Diane
    August 16, 2010

    Kristen S & Robert P: Totally Not Engaged

    Kristen W & Robert W: Totally ARE!

    New Team: Go Rob! (The heck with teams Edward and Jacob)

    Congratulations to both LOEOL.

    • Kristen
      August 21, 2010

      I love the Twilight reference and the Kristen and Robert connection-very cool. Yes, it’s now team K&R! The only reason I wouldn’t want to be a vampire is the not eating food factor!

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