So what do Pat and I do when we're in Philly? Just how exciting are our adventures when we get together four times a year in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Toronto and Delaware? Well, to the average person what Pat and I do is probably very boring. But to me and Pat, we always have a good time.
One thing we do is visit our favorite restaurants and try new restaurants. In Philly we often dine at both Marathon Grills. One Marathon Grill at 16th and Sansom Streets and the other Marathon Grill at 18th and Spruce Streets. Pat, as you know is a vegan, so we usually get vegan meals although I occasionally dive into a meal with dairy products. Occasionally I dive into a hamburger but usually I stay vegetarian to Pat's vegan meal choices.
Pat likes to visit furniture stores. I usually tag along with him. I'm interested in furniture and enjoy these forays. What Pat really likes to do though during our Philly stay is walk the streets and take in all the interesting buildings. He is fascinated by the mix of buildings. He likes the character of Philly's buildings. It's interesting but for all the years I used to work and live in Philly I rarely looked up at the buildings, I was so focused on my job and my social life. However, these days during our visits to Philly I look up and enjoy these historical buildings with Pat.
Pat especially like Old City, which is the historical section of Philadelphia. Lots of interesting buildings there!
|Pat looking towards the new tall buildings in center city Philadelphia from the 30th Street Station|
Other than enjoying the restaurants and walking around and soaking in the vibrant, exciting and historical city that Philadelphia is now, we spend the rest of our time in our suite at my friend Don's co-op building. Pat and I both like to watch old movies on TCM, especially film noir. We couldn't do that during this stay though. It was Memorial Day weekend and TCM (Turner Classic Movies) was showing all military war movies. Not to our taste.
|The Marathon Grill at 18th and Spruce Streets|
We tried to watch other TV cable show but soon realized that was almost impossible. I didn't realize how many commercials are on cable TV these days. Five minutes of movie and seven minutes of commercials. We tried to watch some movies with all those commercials but soon gave up. Not to worry though, we both enjoy playing Scrabble which is what we did, often.
|Pat and I standing in front of the former Fidelity Bank buildings (now Wells Fargo) where I used to work|
So that is our exciting times in Philly. Works for us!
|Pat and I getting ready for another walk down a Philly side street|
Oh, I almost forgot. I take a LOT of pictures and videos during our quarterly get togethers. And I mean a LOT. I LOVE taking pictures and videos. Can you tell?
|Pat and I standing in front of 30th Street Station with the new buildings behind 30th Street|