Philadelphia

Day 31 or 32? I don’t know anymore.

I made it to Philly and got a little teary-eyed as I hugged my friend Andi who I hadn’t seen in 9 years. Her fantastic boyfriend joined us for a walk around South Philadelphia so I could get some water ice and get a few quick history lessons.

A glamour shot of the cemetary at St. Peter's church.
Glamor shot of the cemetary at St. Peter’s church.

The next couple of days, I would take myself on walks, do the tourist thing and sleep in the spare room at their home.

Breakfast: $0.35
Breakfast: $0.35

Loved walking through the Italian Market. It’s mostly small shops where you can buy meat, bread, pasta and produce while being dazzled by neon.

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Love that neon.
Love that neon.
Checked out the liberty bell replica.
Checked out the liberty bell replica with my fellow tourists.
Engaged with historical figures.
Engaged with historical figures.
Tore up a cheese steak.
Tore up a cheese steak.
Made it to the Mütter.
Made it to the Mütter.
Stumbled upon Big Gay Ice Cream. They'very also got a Warhol-ish print of Rose from the Golden Girls.
Stumbled upon Big Gay Ice Cream. They’very also got a Warhol-ish print of Rose from the Golden Girls.
Dropped by Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Dropped by Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Near.
Near.
Far.
Far.
Positive Movement dropped by.
Positive Movement’s drummers dropped by.
Caught a performance by Positive Motion.
The performance was well worth the small donation.

RevZilla is based in Philadelphia. I was surprised to learn they have a brick and mortar shop. I bought new tires and a pinlock shield with an insert for my helmet. They recommended I have the folks at McGregor Motors  (a.k.a. Working Class Cycles) put them on.

New tire day! The folks at McGregor Motors (Working Class Motorcycle) put my new tires on.
New tire day!

I should have gotten a picture of my bike loaded with the boxes, bags and topped off with new tires locked down. It was an interesting 2 mile ride, to say the least.

From the shop, I made my way back into New Jersey to see my father before Pope-a-palooza made traffic impossible.

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