|Self-portrait of me at the Love statue in center city Philly - sorry Spo, no smile|
Hey folks! I'm back from my annual trip to Philadelphia. My back is still aching from that damn short bus that Delaware Tech used but other than that mistake, my trip was a wonderful success. Clear blue skies, mild (if a tad brisk) weather, and friends.
|City Hall, Philadelphia, PA yesterday|
I met my long time good friend Don Mck. for lunch at 13th and Arch. Woody's (the longtime gay bar) was closed so we ate again at "More Than Just Ice Cream", another restaurant just around the corner from Woody's.
|Me and Don at "More Than Just Ice Cream" in Philly yesterday|
I have been chastised by some in Gayberry (i.e., Rehoboth Beach) that I don't eat at the "right" restaurants in Rehoboth, and that why I get mediocre food. Well friends, I don't have a Washington D.C. pension to partake of those prices where I pay up to $60 or more for lunch. I like to go to just "regular" restaurants, keep the lunch tab under $25 and get good food. What's so hard about that? Just saying.
Still, I'm always pleasantly surprised when I do eat at a restaurant outside of the Rehoboth trap how effortlessly and matter of fact those other restaurants are about providing a good dining experience instead of just moving the chow hounds through so they can fill up more tables. No rush yesterday. Don and I took out time eating and catching up on gossip and news and never a disparaging look from the help. Refreshing to say the least.
|Some of the artwork I saw yesterday in Philly on buildings - did not see any graffiti - again, Philly's artwork has Rehboth Beach beat by 10,000 miles - this is real art not the psuedo "art" peddled in Rehoboth Beach - just saying|
More about my trip to Philly tomorrow. LOTS MORE. I didn't mean to get off on a tangent about the merits of Rehoboth Beach eateries versus Philadelphia eateries. Always happens though when I venture out of my "Beach Bubble" and taste how the rest of the world lives.
|Yep, that's our "bus." Looks like a Dodge Ram 4 X 4 with a cab, which is probably what it is. Cheap.|