Monday, June 11, 2018

Pat Leaves Philadelphia



Last Sunday my good pal Pat left Philadelphia to return to his home in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Today I continue with my Memories, a compilation of photos and videos that I have taken of my recent travels with Pat. This video was taken last Sunday, June 3, 2018 as Pat left our rented suite at the 2101 Chestnut Street Co-Operative of our good friend Don McK.

I walked with Pat down the almost deserted center city Philadelphia streets to the Greyhound bus terminal at 10th and Race Streets. Pat had a 7:00 AM bus to catch for his almost 24-hour journey back to his hometown in Canada. Coincidentally I encountered one of my cousins at the bus station. He was leaving his home in Coatesville, Pennsylvania to begin a new life in North Carolina. Which is ironic since my father (and his family) left North Carolina to live in southeastern Pennsylvania in 1930 to begin a new life. 

After I saw Pat off I walked back to our suite. On the way I took several pictures of the new center city buildings.  I also stopped by one of our favorite Philadelphia restaurants, the Marathon Grill at 16th and Chestnut Street, to have a breakfast of veggie quiche, a breakfast alone without Pat. 

Returning to our suite I completed my packing in time to catch my ride back to home here in Delaware. A neighbor picks up at the door (door to door service) returning me home here in Delaware. 

This morning we have another doctor's appointment for Bill. Hopefully this is the last one for a while. Then I hope we can enjoy the rest of the summer without doctor visits. This fall I go on a trip again, this time to visit Pat in Hamilton. Rest assured there will be more photo and video complications. 

Have a great day everyone!




4 comments:

Raybeard said...

If that was shots of Pat in the act of actually leaving Philly, his hang-dog expression makes it look as if he's leaving his OWN home. He just don't want to go! - something I can fully understand, as much as you are sorry to see him depart. Till the next time, then. Won't be long.

Ron said...

Ray,
Pat loves city living and he especially loves Philly. We will reunite again in his new hometown city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in September.
Ron

pat888 said...

Ron - a little sad leaving Philly with you. It's always such a worthwhile time together. And you are right - I love that city. But I think part of that droopiness is built up fatigue too.

Pat

Ron said...

Pat,
Always a wonderful time with you on our get togethers around the country. Always sad to leave but we always have the next get together to look forward to.
Ron