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Oct 19, 2016 - Closing time

Currently I am sitting at the airport in Philadelphia. My vacation is coming to a close. We managed to make it home from New York at about 3am and left again at 9am to take Christina to the airport. I am tired. Mary and I drove to Villanova and Bryn Mawr and down the Main Line through the very prettiest and very dodgiest parts of Philly before settling in Rittenhouse Square. Lunch was at Parc, a French café with Parisian sidewalk seating and had kir royale with views of a park. My final thoughts besides the tons of walking and tons of...

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Oct 17, 2016 - A Tale of Two Cities

Today is best described into two parts since I saw two sides of Philadelphia today. Part one will be an homage to a little art house flick from 1976 that few have seen - Rocky. Brian and I recently saw the original Rocky at an old theater in Portland for $2 so I was primed. Our first stop was the Rocky statue. It had a line to take photos and was a fun way to start our tour. We then ran up the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Not. Even. Difficult. Between dominating the steps and being a fellow Southpaw, I pretty much HAVE to...

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Oct 16, 2016 - Just like George

I went for a jog! There was no way I was going to bring my shoes and a running outfit all the way out here without checking a bag and not use them. That's primo real estate they were taking up. Christina and I got up nice and early and went for a 2.5 mile run in the fog. As always, it's a very nice way to start the day and the fog made everything so pretty and autumnal. Speaking of autumnal, the houses and boroughs in Bucks Country are basically everything I could hope for in my constant longing for the perfect "feel" of fall. There are...

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Oct 15, 2016 - Commence Vacation Phase 2

This entry will be short because I'm blissed out on sous vide steak finished on the Green Egg and red wine (and rosé and cocktails) and am in desperate need of a good night's sleep. I might be 35 years old but turns out I'm kind of afraid of sleeping in basements. Yep, just admitted that out loud. I've been in 4 states today. Well, 3 states (Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania) and DC. I find this amusing because it would take me 4 days to visit 4 states on the West Coast. Anyway, today marks phase two of the vacation. Family time. Our...

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Aug 10, 2016 - Philadelphia

We went into Philadelphia to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. wanted to see 3 other sites but 2 of them were closed and after fighting traffic for nearly an hour we gave up and came home. Tomorrow we head for Assateague Island and Chincoteague Island. This if the home of the wild horses.

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Jun 26, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA.

Bear with us, our WIFI is still touch and go. We will get all these pictures in order at some time. Well it seems our own WIFI has caught a signal. We headed downtown Philadelphia for a little sightseeing. It being Sunday, we figured no traffic, Not so! Even with that we got downtown by 9:30 or so and parked in the Liberty Visitors Center garage. We found out that tours of Liberty Hall were already full for the day, but were able to get in and see the rest of the sites. Ava was given a Park Ranger application book that required gathering...

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Dec 16, 2015 - Philadelphia

Started the day with news that Zachary has been accepted into the Navy gap year program! We then packed up & caught a yellow cab to Penn station to catch the Amtrak to Philadelphia. Arrived at 12.45pm at our hotel & luckily we were able to check in straight away. Walked around the streets of Philly, finally giving in to having Subway for lunch. Walked on down Market street to find the Liberty Bell & all the interesting history that goes with this city. Not a lot of people around, so I think that it is a good time to visit. When walking...

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Nov 8, 2015 - Postcard 1

November 8, 2015 Road Trip Journal: Postcard 1 Our plan today is to drive through Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania today. We cleaned the rest of the apartment, finished packing, and dropped off the keys, Left lots more free stuff in the lobby and the rest to Kevin and family. Out to breakfast with the Chan’s; sad to say goodbye. They took Steve in and made him part of their family for the past 3 years and for that I am indebted to them. Kevin is now telling “Steve Jokes”. Is that a good thing? We drove...

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Jul 7, 2015 - Center City, Philadelphia, and the Liberty Bell

We boarded a SEPTA train to Philadelphia, with the able assistance of David Bell. We had been told that of the major train systems in the Eastern U.S., the Philadelphia trains were the absolute worst for inexperienced riders, but thanks to David's guidance, we had a totally enjoyable one hour ride into Center City. David fell asleep on the train, and as I have been told, frequently gets himself in trouble as he travels back and forth to Temple for his classes. The cost was a whopping $12 for Kristy, David, and I, but because Larry has...

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Jul 7, 2015 - Philadelphia

Fantastic museums of history here. People ask why we came here as it is just another city but it is full of history and interest. Amazing Irish memorial here. 1 million Irish died in the Potato famine and another 1 million emigrated to the US, to Australia, to NZ and elsewhere. Our family is 50% Irish from these emigrants. See the beautiful photo of the memorial on the river bank.

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Jul 2, 2015 - Citi Field, Philadelphia PA

Citi Field, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, is a beautiful ballpark. We treated my sister Kristy Bell to her first ballgame ever, and as usual, sat in the nosebleed seats near third base. Kristy, who had little to no interest in the game, brought her film photography equipment with her and busied herself by shooting rolls and rolls of film to be developed in her darkroom at a later date. As you can see by the photos, there were a number of celebrities in attendance on this day before the fourth of July, including Ben Franklin, the...

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Nov 4, 2014 - Philadelphia PA

We took an afternoon tour of Constitution Hall, the Liberty Bell and Liberty Square, along with the Church nearby. It was a quick tour and there was much information to take in. Along with several hundred of our new friends, we all took what we could from the day. At the end I introduced Daryl to a Philly Cheesesteak Hogie ... a Philly original, of course.

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