Philadelphia: Glad To Be Back In My Favorite City
For those who don’t know me, I was born near Hazleton Pennsylvania, which is located half way between the cities of Philadelphia and New York. Folks in my hometown would form allegiances to one of these cities, usually over the sports teams. And we would passionately love that city. My family followed the Philadelphia teams.
We also were one of the lucky folks living on a ridge with TV antenna facing south. We were able to watch some of the television shows from Philadelphia (grainy and snowy as they were) and this added to my knowledge and love of the city. I still remember visiting my uncle Gene who lived in the city when I was five years old. We visited the zoo and drove the tree-lined avenues of the city . I was in love with the city ever since.
I have returned many times, to see the sports teams play, visit the many museums and historic sites and to attend legal seminars. I was in the city this weekend for an interview at the airport for my Global Entry Application. I arrived early, parked at the Marriot Hotel in center city and took the train to the airport.
It was about a twenty-minute ride and I arrived early so I had plenty of time to roam the airport and have a quick-lunch before my interview. The interview went well and I returned to center city and exited the train at the Jefferson Station, under the famous Reading Terminal.
I wish I had more time to walk and explore but I had to head back to my hotel. I had a nice evening with my nephew and retired early. It is now around 7 a.m. in the morning and it is getting light. You know what that means, time to explore some more!!! Here is a link to some more photographs from my afternoon in my favorite city. Afternoon walk October 5 2018.
Whether fan or whether foe,
Loyalty to city was the only way to go,
They now have a Lombardi Trophy to show,
Philadelphia Eagles stole the show. – Charmaine J Forde