This is the last trip picture, I promise! On Saturday, Rick and I got a chance to go out for breakfast while the kids stayed at B & N's to play. We went to the Reading Terminal Market in Downtown Philadelphia which is a place we 'discovered' on our very first trip (a few years ago) to Philly. Of course, it's right out there in the open for everyone to discover but it still feels like a special discovery to us because no one had told us about it ahead of time.
Reading Terminal Market is a large indoor marketplace with many shops packed into it. Here, you can find just about anything you would want in the way of food whether you want it eat it now or take it home for later. We chose to have crepes for breakfast but that was mainly because neither of us were feeling up to oysters or Mid-Eastern that early in the morning! After we had finished our food we did see a place where you could have breakfast cooked by Amish people.
Oh? I didn't tell you about the Amish people? The Reading Terminal Market is an excellent place to go if you have ever wanted to sample some of the delicious things the Amish people make. I'm not sure how many stalls they run in the market but there are certainly several. Canned fruits and vegetables--that's canned in glass jars!--, breads, jams, meats, eggs, and milk are just a few of the things that they bring in from their farms. The only area they are a little lacking in is the handmade items. There are a few things such as hand sewn and hand quilted pot holders but that's not enough to satisfy me. I want to see piles and piles of their wonderful handmade things! Sigh. I suppose it's because their crafted things take a long time to make that many don't show up at Reading Terminal Market. Perhaps they send them to be sold at shops in Lancaster instead? I hope so because Rick has said that we will try to stop in Lancaster the next time we go to Philadelphia.