Adventures in Traveling: Philadelphia

On Day 4 of our trip (see Days 1-3 here and here), we left New York and headed towards Philadelphia.

My fiance is in the Master's of Nursing program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.  His graduation was held at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia.

We decided to stay across the street from the Convention Center and arrived at our hotel mid-afternoon.  After resting up for a while (we were exhausted from our stay in NYC), we walked a block over from our hotel and started exploring Philly's Chinatown.

The weather was humid and chilly, and I wore my blue moto jacket (again!). 
The weather started to change while we were in Philadelphia, becoming much warmer and more humid.  I wore my jacket the day of graduation too, but it proved to be a bit much. 
Coated denim jeans:  Target
Blouse:  The Limited (Available here)
Jacket:  Forenza by The LImited

Purse:  Target (old)
Bracelets:  The Limited, Express
Ring:  The Limited
We walked around for a while, stopping in a few of the novelty shops to purchase a few gifts.  The kids LOVED their Chinese candy.  
We decided to have dinner in Chinatown.  I let the man pick the restaurant, and he chose Sammy Chon's KTown BBQ.

I opted for a large salad with the most amazing sesame seed salad dressing.

The Free Appetizers
After dinner, we walked around Chinatown for a while longer before heading back to our hotel.
Shoes:  Target

The next day, we grabbed a quick lunch before going over to the Convention Center for my honey's graduation.  He's pretty amazing - works full-time as a hospice nurse and totally rocked his master's program.
The graduation was relativity entertaining (as far as graduations go).  The honorary degree recipient and guest speaker was John Howe III, M.D.  He is President and CEO of Project Hope, a foundation that provides international health care education and humanitarianism in areas of need (more info here).  His speech was both funny and inspiring.
Dress:  Old Navy Petites (Available here)
Necklaces:  The Limited
As soon as graduation was over, we headed out of Philly, planning a stop in Boston.

More details (and no more moto jacket) tomorrow!!

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