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Philly… Day 3…and home again….

We loved Philadelphia….what a great town for walking…biking….and getting around….to the museums …the historical sites…downtown…you name it…

Easy transit with numerous buses…taxis…and the subway…street signs…posted with arrows…and maps …maybe these street signs will be seen shortly in LBTS?…

Never have we seen so many people use a park like the one in Rittenhouse Square…it was like watching a Monet painting in action…

At first we were caught off-guard by the amount of homeless people..sleeping in the park…staying in the park…but they are an “accepted” part of the framework it seems…for all around them were couples…families…groups…dogs…and park acts for dollars……total vitality…throughout each day…quite a sight….for an upscale…historical area…such as this….

Nightlife flows all around with an abundance of offerings…music…events….lots of variety…on every corner…

The Museums are first rate….and the view of the city from the entrance of the Art Museum….where Rocky ran up the stairs…is truly breathtaking…now there were some 1st rate Town Planners!….

The museum was glorious…for those who were there for the art…and those who are less appreciative of the art itself…….who are offered the incredible architecture of the museum itself and actual whole rooms from other countries and eras to see…..the furniture….the decorating….to experience that period in time……

Still depressing …somewhat disturbing is the plight of the homeless….who like the Rittenhouse Park “settlers”……seem to have made a “home” along the walls of the museums…a startling…disturbing view …and a photographic opportunity for some professional… to capture the weird dichotomy of seeing them behind the statues…

We had the chance to finally indulge in the renowned crab cakes….absolutely first rate …at a restaurant called Devon Seafood Grille in Rittenhouse square….

Final hour …it poured…but luckily we were just across the park from the hotel and spent the time watching a wedding reception….

Philadelphia Airport….like the stadium for baseball…makes ours look like nothing…easy…lots to choose from for food…and that proved a plus…for the flight an hour delay…..so what else is new?…

Definitely would return….great city…great time….great 4th….

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