Published On: Sat, Feb 12th, 2011

Najwa’s First Road Trip: City of Brotherly Love

Nduku and I both have traveled before our paths met in Washington, DC. And we both want Najwa to have that same opportunity to travel as well. So, we spontaneously took a trip for Valentine’s Day to Philadelphia so she can visit the City of Brotherly Love. If only knew how cold it would be!

Nduku and Najwa at Club Quarters in Philadelphia
In the lobby of our hotel — Club Quarters.
David and Najwa in Philadelphia
Nduku and Najwa in Phildelphia

It was definitely colder than what we were expecting. Assuming we even thought about how the weather would be. And a lot windier than we were used to, especially with a newborn in tow.

So, we sought shelter and landed at Mammamia Pizzeria on Spruce Street.

But, it was Philadelphia, so no point in hiding indoors the whole trip. We eventually braved the cold and wind, just strolling through the city.  Of course, seeing a wedding party out at the Love Sign, some with sleeveless gowns on , made us not feel so cold.  Me anyway.

The family at the Love Sign in Philadelphia
Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

Later, we crossed the state line to Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and caught up with our good friend Natalie!

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David Gaines

- David Gaines is a Washington, DC, resident transplanted from North Carolina whose dream career was a newspaper writer but settled for the recruiting industry and simply blogging about whatever thoughts crosses his mind.

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