Philadelphia was the destination that our holiday was organized around as the boys had booked tickets to “Wizard World” which is a comic convention.
I was worried I would get bored but fortunately I didn’t there was heaps of stuff to interest me for the 4 days we attended.
The boys had a plan to tackle all the big signatures first as the lines tend to get pretty long for some celebrities.
Ralph Macchio and me
My highlight of the whole convention was meeting Ralph Macchio from the Karate Kid.
As a kid I watched that movie all the time it was one that dad and I enjoyed together.
We also meet stars from Riverdale, Buffy, Hulk, Guardians of the galaxy, and WWE fighters.
The set up is similar to Supernova in Australian but on steroids. The place was massive.
Heaps of talented artists attended these types of conventions also. We meet Kurt Lehner and His Son Kristian they are from Canada.
Shaun, Kurt and Michael
Kurt and Kristian are both great at drawing, both Shaun and Michael both bought a few pieces from the guys I have to say the ones from the Flash TV show are my Favourite.
Shaun, Kristian and Michael
One Night after the convention Kurt and Kristian took us to a really cool ice cream place.
Ice Cream Float
It was call Franklins Fountain ( No. 116 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19106) the store is in the style of a 1930’s ice creamery.
I ordered an Ice cream float this thing was amazing I had raspberries pop (soft drink) with Peach ice cream with strawberries and sprinkles on top.
A must have food when you are in Philadelphia is a “Philly Cheese Steak” Now there are a lot of different places to get one we were told to go to Jims South Street ( 400 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19147) by some people at the convention.
When we got there we know if must be good as the line was out the down and around the corner and half way down the road.
About 20 min later we finally got to the front of the line. they had a glass wall so you could see your food being made. I watched very intently as I really wanted to replicated it at home.
I got the Philly cheese steak with mushrooms it was amazing I love it. The boy both got 2 each I regrated only getting one LOL.
Philly Cheese Steak
We also visited the Liberty bell and the Rocky Stairs.
The boys beat me up the stairs as I am very unfit and the really enjoyed seeing this iconic place.
OK I think I have ranted way too much in this blog Sorry if I have bored you to death.