We arrive in Philly the evening of October 8th. Our good friends Baily and Chip let us park our van outside their home and we are welcomed with food, wine and lemoncello. They have other guests and we have an interesting, memorable evening of conversation. We wake the next day and start preparing the van for its departure out of Baltimore. It will eventually meet up with us in England. We stay a few nights with my friend Carole who has a nice guest room in her condo near Suburban Square. We enjoy walking to Trader Joes, Ardmore farmer’s market, thrift stores, and restaurants. Since we are back in Philly for a few weeks Paul sets up his work space at Jim Hamilton’s studio and uses Evan’s bike for transportation. Strange not having our home to go to. Our lovely children and Ozzy open up their house and we camp out on the third floor. Very comfortable really and nice to share meals together. An added plus is that I am not allergic to Delores their cat, yay!
Here are some highlights of our stop in Philadelphia:
Running with Paul in the Wissahickon
Spending time with Baily which included doing yard work, visiting Chanticleer in Wayne,sand having lunch at Whole Foods.
Movie with Gene and dinner/orchestra with Gene and Olivia
Evansburg 10 mile trail run with my team Greater Philadelphia Track Club
Doing yoga with my both my children
Walking down to Manayunk and along the Towpath, I bump into artists Paul Santoleri and Beth Clevenstine working on a mural:
Book club gals dinner at Adobe Cafe including Susan, Sally, Paula, Nancy, and Laura
The weeks go by fast and we are picked up by Baily and Chip for a delicious goodbye breakfast at Silk City diner.
Afterwards we are dropped off at the Chinatown bus location and head to NYC.