Philly with Jimmy

Trip Start Mar 02, 2008
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Trip End Dec 03, 2008


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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Yes, Jimmy got me for the day all to himself in Philadelphia.    He met me at the train station in that big ole brand new pickup truck that had been affectionately named "the chick magnet" by the PPU.   I got to be his first hot babe in the new truck!   Since I got to choose our activities, the first stop was the Philadelphia Museum of Art where we would run up the famous "Rocky Steps" from the movie.   Gonna Fly, Gonna Fly!   Yes, proud to say we ran all the way up those steps with our arms above our heads.   Jimmy at 6'3" stayed about a step and half ahead of me.   It was a thrill to say "We did it!" and take pictures.    While looking at the statue of Rocky, a street person approached us and took our pictures for "tips".   He was an interesting character and we agreed and enjoyed the moment and followed his directions for posing.  The Rodin Museum was the next stop.  You know I loved that!  Having studied him in art history and seeing his work in Italy, it was a real treat to see more.   Then, accepting his advice, we walked down to the terminal for lunch.   Holy Cow.. how to explain the terminal... so many booths, so many cases of food, so many nationalities represented, fresh fruit, flowers, fish, chocolate and more.....   wow.   I had to see it all.    We finally choose a spot and ate and talked.  From there, next on the agenda was to get the "Philly" coffee cup for my godchild.   We found the perfect one.   Next, more pictures outside the fountain with the LOVE symbol famous from the stamps.    We tossed coins in the fountain and made wishes and sat in the sun and enjoyed the afternoon.   A sight I don't see everyday was within my view as one of the homeless people on a bench choose the moment to relieve himself publicly.   Yes, I stared as I was curious if he was pouring something out or doing something else.   Jimmy told me it was the "something else".   OK. 

We ended the day at Dave and Busters where we played games and had dinner.  Then, being the nice guy he is, Jimmy would not put me back on the train, but drove me back to Paoli before he drove home to Trenton in the other direction.   Did I mention that pretty new truck wasn't 2 weeks old yet?  ;-)
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