MUMMER PARADE – A GREAT PHILADELPHIA TRADITION!!!

Celebrating the New Year includes enjoying many traditions. For years, Tommy and I have enjoyed celebrating the New Year in Philadelphia. We drive up on New Year’s Eve, and our celebration begins with lunch at this amazing restaurant on Rittenhouse Square. It is called Rouge. It is a very festive spot, with great food and interesting “people watching”! After lunch, we relax at the Rittenhouse Hotel. Before dinner, we have a glass of champagne in the lounge at Le Bec Fin, and then we walk to The Prime Rib for a fabulous bottle of wine and amazing steak dinner. After dinner, we change in to warm clothes and hike to Penn’s Landing for the fireworks.


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Celebrating the New Year includes enjoying many traditions.  For years, Tommy and I have enjoyed celebrating the New Year in Philadelphia.  We drive up on New Year’s Eve, and our celebration begins with lunch at this amazing restaurant on Rittenhouse Square.  It is called Rouge.  It is a very festive spot, with great food and interesting “people watching”!  After lunch, we relax at the Rittenhouse Hotel.  Before dinner, we have a glass of champagne in the lounge at Le Bec Fin, and then we walk to The Prime Rib for a fabulous bottle of wine and amazing steak dinner.  After dinner, we change in to warm clothes and hike to Penn’s Landing for the fireworks.  This year’s display was very impressive!!  After the fireworks, we head back to Rouge for a night cap.  Rouge always has helium balloons floating around, and Tommy and I grab a couple as we head out the door for our traditional “release” in Rittenhouse Square Park.  We hold on to the string, think of a wish for the new year, and at the count of three release our balloons and watch them float off into the night sky.  It’s pretty fun to see how high they soar.  This year, they almost got caught in a tree.  But, they took a hard right turn just in time and went so high that we lost sight of them – a very successful flight :-).

On New Year’s Day, we enjoy a relaxing breakfast before heading out to the Mummers Parade.  An annual tradition, the Mummers Parade features 10,000 men and women dressed in colorfully lavish costumes as they twirl, sashay, pirouette and strut up one of the city’s main streets. An unforgettably wild ritual, the parade and subsequent performances are all family-friendly and fun for everyone.

If you’ve never been to a Mummers Parade, you really should include it on your “bucket list”.  It’s a lot of fun for the whole family.  I just have one very important piece of advice……DRESS WARMLY!!!  Author ~ Connie Cooper

COOPER REALTY WISHES EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!

 

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Bridgeville, Delaware Realtor visits Mt. Vernon.


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Over the weekend, I spent a day at Mt. Vernon, home of our First President George Washington. One of the great things about living in Sussex County, Delaware is our location to many metropolitan cities, such as Washington DC., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk Va. Just about 2 hours away from my home in Bridgeville, Delaware is Mt. Vernon, 5 miles southwest of Alexandria,Va where a family and /or friends could spend a day exploring the rich history of how George amd Martha Washington lived on their 8,000 acre Plantation. This grand historic property is fully active with the orginal buildings, wide open meadows, pastures, gardens and a gorgeous view overlooking the Potomac River that will take your breath away. I am so glad I took the time to visit, discover and see an important part of our great American History.
~John Allen

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