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Philadelphia Movie Sites Tour

Tonight I got to attend a fun media event on behalf of Uwishunu. The Philadelphia Movie Sites Tour is starting their 5th year of tours and they held a media event to celebrate the new season!

I boarded a special tour bus and immediately was handed some snacks. What’s going to the movies without some treats? I got some popcorn, candy, a water and a media packet.

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I loved the GPFO logo. It reminded me of a place fiancé and I just visited! Look familiar?

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Check out our ride! The actual tour will be on a different bus which holds 21 people, but this bus was bigger for the media event.

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The inside was equipped with some televisions, which were used to watch specific movie clips, as well as an awesome tour guide.

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The tour stops at various locations throughout the city of Philadelphia to show you where different movie scenes were filmed. You watch the movie clip, drive by the location and the tour guide shares some secrets about the filming in that area.

It was a really cool tour. We saw lots of places where National Treasure was filmed:

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And where some scenes from The Sixth Sense took place:   March 320

As well as a scene from the Italian Job:

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The entire tour is 2.5 hours long, covers more than 50 movie sites and nearly 30 movies and shows filmed in Philadelphia. It was so interesting, and half of the movie’s we saw I didn’t even know where filmed here!

It was also a really nice night out in Philly for this tour. I brought my friend Jill along with me tonight and we had a nice time walking around the city for a bit after.

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After some talking and walking we decided to stop in Jones for a drink and a bite to eat. It’s one of the Steven Starr Restaurants I haven’t been to yet, so it was fun to check out!

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We sat down and each got a fun drink.

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I told the bartender I wanted something fun, but not too sweet. She suggested the Fountain of Youth – Smirnoff Blueberry, Green Tea and Mint. It smelled and tasted so yummy! I would definitely order that again!March 331

Jill got the Bubbly Breeze – Rum and Champagne are always winning combinations in my book! It was pretty and pink!

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I loved the vibe in Jones, it was really cool.

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I don’t know why but the place reminded me of the Brady Bunch. Maybe it was the fake flowers and the nightlights. It was very inviting and homey with really cool interior decorating.

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It was nice to enjoy an evening down in the city with my old roommate and fellow bride to be! We had a great time catching up!

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Since we had snacked at the Movie Tour we weren’t too hungry, but split two appetizers anyways. I wanted to try some of the food! We shared the chicken and rock shrimp dumplings and the baked macaroni and cheese. Both were pretty awesome. Total comfort food. I loved it!

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I want to come back here again for dinner one night! It was a fun place!

Have you ever been to a Steven Starr Restaurant before?

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And the winners of the Scrubz Giveaway are:

1)Erin at Texan Couture

2) Carly at Tri-ing my Hardest

3) C.G.the Foodie at Uncovering Food

4) J at Cocomo B

A gift certificate will be emailed your way! Congratulations ladies!

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Victorious

I am proud to announce that thanks to YOUR amazing votes yesterday fiancé and I found out:

 

 WE WON!!

 

Yes, you read that right, fiancé and I won the April Ziegler Flaunt Your Rock contest that we entered! I am so excited, I was bouncing off the walls yesterday calling fiancé and my mom and fiancé’s mom!

Couple #5 all the way baby! 

We now get to schedule an engagement session with the fabulous April Ziegler and then we get some cash towards some prints we like. Since April is not only a wedding photographer, but also a pet photographer, obviously I have to bring Jackson along for a few pictures! It’s going to be so much fun!

Bling1

Now our ring picture is entered in the national contest with a chance to win custom invitations, cake toppers and some other fun wedding accessories! I am not sure about the details with that yet, but when I find out, I will let everyone know!

Thank you again so much for all your voting and support! It was so nice of everyone to vote for us and our picture! I really appreciate it! I am so very grateful for everyone who takes time out of their busy day to check out my site, and even more grateful for everyone who voted to support me. You are all amazing!

Regular posting will begin again tonight. You know how crazy it is after being gone all weekend! Stay tuned for the winners of the Scrubz giveaway and another fun giveaway too!

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Victorious

I am proud to announce that thanks to YOUR amazing votes yesterday fiancé and I found out:

 

 WE WON!!

 

Yes, you read that right, fiancé and I won the April Ziegler Flaunt Your Rock contest that we entered! I am so excited, I was bouncing off the walls yesterday calling fiancé and my mom and fiancé’s mom!

Couple #5 all the way baby! 

We now get to schedule an engagement session with the fabulous April Ziegler and then we get some cash towards some prints we like. Since April is not only a wedding photographer, but also a pet photographer, obviously I have to bring Jackson along for a few pictures! It’s going to be so much fun!

Bling1

Now our ring picture is entered in the national contest with a chance to win custom invitations, cake toppers and some other fun wedding accessories! I am not sure about the details with that yet, but when I find out, I will let everyone know!

Thank you again so much for all your voting and support! It was so nice of everyone to vote for us and our picture! I really appreciate it! I am so very grateful for everyone who takes time out of their busy day to check out my site, and even more grateful for everyone who voted to support me. You are all amazing!

Regular posting will begin again tonight. You know how crazy it is after being gone all weekend! Stay tuned for the winners of the Scrubz giveaway and another fun giveaway too!

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