My Philadelphia trip is coming to an end. Tomorrow, just a little walk around the University City area and then lunch with Kevin. After that, we start our journey back. Today we finally made it to Old City where we saw that broken bell and the outside of Independence Hall (too late to get tickets to get in). We grilled steaks and vegetables back at the Yeow’s. Overall, it’s been a good and relaxing trip. Here are some pics from today.
Day 1 in Philadelphia was relaxing. We didn’t get to do the touristy things today because it rained. Maybe Sunday afternoon or Monday. Hopefully the weather will clear up. We first had a quick tour of the UPenn campus. We did go into the famous Wharton business school building. Then we had lunch with Kevin and his parents, who are visiting, at Honey’s. Very good food. After that, we hung out with the Esther’s (Esther C and Esther H) and had some gelatos at Capogiro Gelato. We have some events to go to tomorrow so it doesn’t seem like it’ll be a big picture day. Here are two pictures from today… one from Wharton and the other from Capogrio Gelato.
I’m in the city of brotherly love. Here for just the weekend. Plans for tomorrow… Lunch with Kevin and then hang out with some other friends. I think tomorrow might be our sightseeing day so hopefully I can get some good pictures. Picture posts should be coming tomorrow. Stay tune.
My never ending search for my next phone. If all the hype, rumors, and leaked out videos are correct, then this is definitely my next phone. According to leaked documents, the Storm 2 is suppose to be coming out in October. The difference between this time and the time the original Storm was coming out was that the hype was all in the specs. On paper it seemed good but when I went to actually try it out, I told my wife, it was the biggest disappointment of phone yet.
Here’s a video the touchscreen technology explained:
So we went to the Hollywood Bowl last night (thanks Rebecca for inviting us). In trying to get through the gate, they wouldn’t let me go through with a tripod. I was kind of figuring that they wouldn’t let me through. I checked in the tripod but then they wouldn’t let me get through with my DSLR. I asked him why. His response was, “It’s too big.” The only camera I had left was the one on my phone. My point is, sometimes we are looking for the best camera or best DSLR. Sometimes the best camera is the one that you can take with you. I don’t like taking my big camera with me all the time because it is just too inconvenient. Actually, some of the first pictures of some news stories have come from camera phones, such as the US Airways Flight 1549 emergency landing. Here are some recent pictures I’ve taken with my camera phone, including a picture from last night’s fireworks show at the Hollywood Bowl. As for the other shots… a shot from the fireworks show at Disneyland and a shot from my fishing trip a couple of weeks ago.
5×7 Prints for 10 cents each at Wink Flash. Use the code 10PRINTS. Sale ends Aug 18th.
I’ve had some good experiences with Wink Flash in the past. I thought I would give it a try with some of my HDR photos. I put in a small order of these photos…