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East Coast Snow Storm (Saturday 1-23-16)

I did not leave my house today, but I heard that there are piles of snow out there that are my height, and the cars on Snyder were completely covered. My children are loco, so they were out there with their friends.

A Few Good Things

With so much negativity all around, sometimes I forget to mention the good stuff: Like the teachers at Toby Farms Elementary in Brookhaven and Chester High School who started the first day of school last week with no pay. The  Chester Upland School District is one of the poorest districts in the state. The district is currently $22 million in debt and while politicians work for a solution, dedicated teachers showed up to work despite not having a paycheck. Some teachers even bought supplies for the students with funds from their own pockets.  Special Education teacher Dariah Jackson.  CBS NEWS Also,  Barbers that Care were at the YMCA in west Philadelphia on the 6th giving fee haircuts to about 200 boys. The cuts would have typically cost around $10 - $15 at the barber shop. Students walked away with a fresh and cut, and new back backs filled with school supplies. 

Places in Philly: Sampan Restaurant

Sampan is an Asian Fusion Restaurant located at 124 S. 13th Street in Center City Philadelphia. They have Happy Hour everyday, they have awesome food and awesome drinks. I absolutely loved the environment.  The food was great. Service was super fast. Our waitress knew the menu items well and gave us some good choices. She was polite and professional.  My husband and I went to Sampan in July. We had a whole spread. Way too much food than we could eat. Everything was delicious. My favorite two dishes were the Kim Chee Fried Rice and the Pekin Duck. I love rice, and the Kim Chee Fried Rice was soooo good. The duck was tender and flavorful.  I will definitely visit Sampan again. We are planning to go back with some friends. I really enjoyed it. Pekin Duck Take a look at Sampan's website to see the menu, photos and hours. Website Screen Shot

Places in Philly: Delaware River Waterfront

The Delaware River Waterfront has always been one of my favorite places to take the children. I've always loved Festival Pier. Any weekend in the summer you can find crowds of people gathered there to enjoy free concerts featuring a variety of artists, from well known celebrities to local up-and-coming artists. Penn's Landing also has a spectacular fireworks display. (Penn's Landing is our side of the water front; named to memorialize William Penn's landing). Penn's Landing is my go to spot when I want to chill, and take the children out at the same time. It's laid back. There's live music, cocktails, a skating rink, boat rides, games, hammocks, food and fountains to cool off in. I enjoy it. There's always something going on their. They have tons of events  in the summer, so check it out.  Swan Boats Penn's Landing Marina, by Neal Santos  Paddle Penn's Landing Program at the Marina, by Matt Stanley.  Yoga on the Race Street