As usual, when Pat and I get together for one of our quarterly holidays, the time goes by too fast. This particular holiday in Philadelhia will end this Sunday. Pat will catch his overnight Greyhound bus to Toronto early Sunday morning. At noon my ride will pick me up here at the guest suite where we always stay during our semi-annual visits to Philadelphia. Then this fall/winter holiday will be over, all too soon. Next time we get together will be next February in California.
My visit to Philly this year was severely curtailed because of my injured toe. Each day it's a little better but still not good enough to give me free range of walking that I've been used to all my life. That is one thing I've always had, I had the freedom to walk and walk, and walk. Not so this time folks. Very frustrating. However, I have learned the bus route which I am taking plenty advantage of. I have a senior citizen pass which enables me to ride for free.
I managed to go out for breakfast again this morning at a newly discovered restaurant called "Green Eggs." Our past several visits to Philly Pat and I tended to patronize the same two restaurants. While they were fine, Philly has so many restaurants so we decided to branch out and explore. The Green Eggs Cafe was fabulous! Not only good food at a reasonable price, they service scrapple! Where else can you get scrapple in a restaurant? And it was prepared properly too, not greasy and soggy. Which reminds me, it's time for dinner. Nearby where we're staying is a Guatemalan restaurant which serves Guatemalan "street food." Sounds gritty and it is but delicious.
Last night we went to another movie at a small nearby theater. That's what is nice about living in center city Philly, everything is nearby. The movie we say last night was "Bohemian Rhapsody", the story of Freddy Mercury and the rock group Queen. Interesting movie. We liked it but I was thrown/annoyed with Freddy's overbite. Little too much emphasis on it in the move I thought. The previous even we say the "Green Book." An excellent movie! I predict this movie will win the Academy award for not only best movie but best actor and supporting actor. Now the question is which actor gets the nod for best actor and supporting actor.
I've rambled on enough here folks. In spite of my injured foot/big toe, this past has been fabulous. Always a great time when my Canadian Travel Buddy is with me. Maybe not as many photos and videos as I usually take, limited somewhat because of the necessity of me using a cane but still some interesting photographic and video memories of this great city, Philadelhia PA, my former home and workplace for many years.
Ah, I remember the times in the past when I used to weave my way down Philly's narrow streets with ease. Now I am stooped over with arthritis and a slower gait because of my injured foot. I am no longer that young man of the 70's and 80's during my heyday. Now I am one of those old, enfeebled persons struggling to get on and off the bus. I have a new appreciation for those people folks because I am now one of them.
I hope I have many years left to visit this wondrous, historic and beautiful city that to now so diverse. Much more diverse than when I lived and worked here. I'm glad I've lived long enough to see our society become more inclusive.
Pat should be walking in the door soon. We'll be spending the evening "home" watching a old film on Turner Classic Movies, the only channel on our suite TV that isn't buried in commercials.