Philly Day Two – More walk, less eat.

My second day in Philly was definitely more of an on foot exploration than a destination based exercise. But I did have a few places on my mind when I headed out. In the morning I walked over to The Academy of Natural Sciences (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA), snapped a few photos, picked up a couple of postcards and squished a penny as is my tradition (and slight obsession.) The Franklin Institute (222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA)is just a short walk away, and the Ben Franklin Memorial is in there. I’ve already seen the Leonardo featured exhibit they had going on (at the OMSI in Portland, OR), so I decided to just enjoy the free parts, and skip the learning adventure. It was cool to visit my first Presidential Memorial site, though of course, there were a lot more to visit when I visited DC. I was a bit hungry, so a friend and I went over the the Reading Terminal Market (51 North 12th Street Philadelphia, PA) I wanted to get Philly cheesesteak sandwich from Basic 4 Vegetarian Cafe, because everyone was raving about the “vegan” philly cheesesteak on yelp, but I’m not really sure the soy cheese they use is vegan. It isn’t marked as such on the menu, and I couldn’t get a straight answer from the person working there. I opted to leave, because I didn’t feel like spending 10 dollars buying a sandwich from a rude person. I’m glad I did, because instead…

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