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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Are you thinking green today? No, I don't mean green as in environmentally conscious. I mean green as in St. Patrick's Day.

I've got my green on today. Do you? PINCH

Down south, other than Savannah, GA., St. Paddy's day is just not that big of a deal. Up north, however, it is a rather large occasion.

When we lived in center city Philadelphia, PA Judd and I personally witnessed all of the hoopla. It was a fun time of year.

The photo below is of the fountain at Love Park which was right outside of our apartment. Notice that the city dyed it green.

Philly is also home to the second oldest St. Pat's Parade. New York City was the first. The parade route ran in front of our apartment. Man, did we luck out on where we chose to live or what?

I remember fondly walking back from lunch and standing out in the cold to watch the Irish dance teams, bagpipe players, and other organizations march by us. It was great!

How will you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Are you going out for a green beer?


  1. Hi! Just came across your blog (from Tasty Kitchen). I'm from Alabama, and my husband and I are living in Philly now! And, I'm sad to know that we missed out on an awesome St. Patrick's day parade.

  2. I'm so glad you found us through Tasty Kitchen. I hate that we missed each other in Philly. It would have been great to know another Alabamaian up there. We loved our time in Philadelphia. You'll have to check out the St. Patrick's Day parade next year. Our spot in Love Park was a great place to watch.


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