Philly First

My first time in Philadelphia, PA. Arrived Saturday afternoon at a Midtown hotel right in the middle of the Midtown Village Fall Festival. A little of Oktoberfest about it, but mostly just all the bars and restaurants within one block of the hotel doing their thing on the streets. Reminded me again why I’m missing the enormous variety of US beers; several local pale-ales and Dead Guy on draft.

Odd transatlantic flight experience; on the left side didn’t see land until we flew over Martha’s Vinyard with Nantucket Island’s unmistakable outline fully visible (and all the boats whizzing between them). I guess there must have been a great view of Long Island, NYC and the Jersey coast from the other side of the plane, but didn’t see land again on the left side until we banked inland just north of Atlantic City on approach to Philly.

Walked the length of Walnut and Chestnut this morning, through the medical and historical districts and spent some time on Penn’s Landing on the Delaware. Interesting place.

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