Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23083 – 1108
Here’s the haps:
On to the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I saw several advisements around the internet that crime is so bad here and there is a lot of violence but I think any large-ish American city has a lot of crime going on. It’s only smart to lock your car at night and secure your belongings. Be aware of your surroundings. Mrs. Herb and I are not big partakers of the nightlife with the after-dark set, anyway.
Generally speaking, the East has never really held a lot of fascination for me. We’ve visited the Statue of Liberty once but really there is not a lot of draw and there are some bad memories out that way. Not in Philly, though. And that’s not to say we won’t ever go anywhere out there. Upstate New York has some incredibly beautiful places as do the New England states. This is where I push in the clutch and shift gears, leaving the subject behind.
We have no experience with Philadelphia at all, really, other than textbooks and Youtube videos. But I do know that Pennsylvania is a beautiful state and Philadelphia is the birthplace of the United States of America.
Things I want to see, in whatever order will work best to see them:
Take the half-hour drive to Valley Forge
And get a classic original Philly Cheesesteak sandwich
Of course, I really want see some Philadelphia Chickens, too, but I don’t know.
Likelihood of this happening within the next year: 0+%
Likelihood of this happening in my lifetime (Lord willing, of course): 75%
Likelihood of running into someone I know or met on the Internet: ??%