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Subject: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 06/06/08 at 3:11 pm

So it looks like I will be around Philly next March is it worth a visit and if so what would you recommend?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/06/08 at 3:33 pm


So it looks like I will be around Philly next March is it worth a visit and if so what would you recommend?



I recommend that as long as you are in Philly, you should take a side trip to Vermont. lol



Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/06/08 at 3:44 pm

you could run the steps/stairs that lead to the Rocky Balboa statue from the movie Rocky  ::)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/06/08 at 4:13 pm

Never actually been to Philadelphia, although I rode thru on a bus on my way to Atlantic City (gambling) about 17 years ago.
I think alot of the sites wouldn't really interest a foreigner as much as an American... they have one of the key documents of American freedom (A draft of the original Constitution is on permanent display at Independence Hall). 

The Philadelphia Museum of art has good reviews - http://philadelphia.citysearch.com/review/11322127  For us movie buffs, I *think* the stairs (there has to be some 30 or more stairs leading up to the museum) were the same stairs that Rocky ran up while training in the first Rocky movie, there used to be a Rocky statue at the top of the stairs, but I think they took it down.

You know what motivates me is food, so while in Philadelphia, you have to have a cheesesteak.  The city is famous for them.  The debate about which restaurant has the best one has been going since the beginning of time.  There is actual cheesesteak ordering etiquette as written about in wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheesesteak#Cultural_etiquette  I don't know how strict they are, but at least at a famous place called "Pat's" in south Philadelphia, at least on one television program I saw, the owner was really quite rude to the first time customer because he didn't order it using the local language.  ::)    I think if I ever get to Philly, I'm gonna skip Pat's and go somewhere else.  I hate rude people. 

This is called "Dream Garden" which was done by Tiffany glass people, I guess it was made out of tiles or glass or something, it's a pretty picture, it's in Philadelphia (Inside the Curtis Center)
http://philadelphia.citysearch.com/profile/11352932/philadelphia_pa/dream_garden.html#profile
http://www.painetworks.com/photos/et/et1331.JPG

Here is an interesting tour of Philly from Ben Franklin (Revolutionary War statesman)
http://philadelphia.citysearch.com/roundup/39384/philadelphia/.html

You can take a ferry from Philadelphia to Camden, New Jersey to go to the Adventure Aquarium.  It seems nice, they even have a program for extra money where you can swim with the sharks (it being New Jersey, that is done quite a bit with the Mob influence.  ;)  ;D)
http://philadelphia.citysearch.com/profile/6822555

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: ninny on 06/06/08 at 6:51 pm

You can always take in a baseball game and see the Philadelphia Phillies.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: karen on 06/06/08 at 7:55 pm

We are thinking of going to Philly sometime.  No idea what is there but it made some top ten list of cities to visit in the US according to a friend.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: Brian06 on 06/06/08 at 8:21 pm

I was there back in 03, we saw the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.

http://www.constitutioncenter.org/

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/06/08 at 10:33 pm

Yes...come to Philly...I only live a few hours from there! :D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: Howard on 06/07/08 at 6:27 am

The Cheesesteak!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: Midas on 06/07/08 at 12:10 pm


The Cheesesteak!


Yeah!  And because I said so, that's why!  :D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: Gis on 06/07/08 at 2:01 pm

Thanks everyone, especially Patty for all the links. We were going to sit down and investigate Philly via the web tonight and I guess I have just got you to do all my research for me!  ;D We will check them all out and decide how many days to spend there.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 06/07/08 at 2:26 pm

You need to go to Philly and have an authentic Cheese Steak sub.  Philly is known for them.

While you're at it you can drop by and bug me!!! :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/07/08 at 3:23 pm

One thing I also wanted to mention, is about 40 miles west of Philadelphia, there is a town called Hershey (named after the man that created the candy), and they have a pretty nice amusement park and zoo there. http://www.hersheypark.com/index.php

There is a nice (but expensive) hotel there with a spa, where you can get spa treatments done in chocolate.  Yum! http://www.hersheypa.com/accommodations/the_spa_at_hotel_hershey/

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 06/07/08 at 4:43 pm

I would go for the cream cheese

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: loki 13 on 06/07/08 at 6:31 pm

Because I'm here, well almost, I'm right across the river.

Seriously, there is plenty to do in Philadelphia and everyone's suggestions are great. I also have a few suggestions.

If you're into the weird and macabre you have to visit the Mutter Medical Museum.. http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2207

If you're into ghost stories:

There is Eastern State Penitentiary....http://www.easternstate.org/

And Fort Mifflin...http://www.fortmifflin.us/


PS, The Rocky Statue from the movie is still at the Art Museum, it is just off the side of the steps.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: whistledog on 06/07/08 at 6:56 pm


you could run the steps/stairs that lead to the Rocky Balboa statue from the movie Rocky  ::)


I was just gonna suggest that.  When she gets to the top of the stairs, she has to raise her fists in the air and jump ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: KKay on 06/07/08 at 7:01 pm

i think this is time for everyone to get to philly!  party!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/07/08 at 7:05 pm

Weren't we talking about having a inthe00s reunion in Philly at one time?  As with most real life meetings, I don't think it ever really got off the ground.  :(

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: whistledog on 06/07/08 at 7:48 pm

Philadelphia is the home of Will Smith.  You could visit some locations as seen in the opening credits of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 06/07/08 at 11:49 pm

and say hi to M. Night Shmaliyan (the director of Six Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, Lady in the water, and the new one I forget the name of.)  He's from the suburbs of Philly and most of his movies take place around there too.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 06/11/08 at 10:58 am

You have to visit Philadelphia to see the Philadelphia Museum of Art, also the Rodin museum on the road leading up to the PMA. Visit the home made food and crafts market in the centre of town near the Marriott hotels. Lots of the stalls are run by the Amish farmers, it is just so interesting to meet them. Their home made foods are just delicious especially the rice pudding.
Also there is a snack bar in the same market selling something called a Hoagie, a type of sandwich made with crusty bread and filled with fried chicken or whatever you like and very tasty. The crafts are beautiful aswell, and what a great place to people watch. Check the Mutter museum too if you can.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: wsmith4 on 06/11/08 at 3:38 pm

I live about 40 minutes southwest of Philly and I cannot think of a single reason why you should visit  ;D
Just kidding  ;)
I don't find it terribly exciting, but I guess I'm not much of a city person...

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/15/08 at 3:18 pm

I saw Philadelphia today in The Happening.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 02/19/09 at 2:46 pm

*BUMP*

Ok folks this is to say that in less than a month I will be in Philly! Not just me either, the lovely Ash will be joining me  :)

We are starting to plan what to do and where to go but are always open to new suggestions!

I'm really hoping to catch up with some of you lovely people, maybe for a lunch, or dinner or just a beer?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/19/09 at 2:48 pm

Cool 8)

I don't think there will be a baseball game on, but there are plenty of historically awesome sites.  And you can still run up the steps :D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: Gis on 02/19/09 at 2:52 pm


Cool 8)

I don't think there will be a baseball game on, but there are plenty of historically awesome sites.  And you can still run up the steps :D
Oh believe me the nephew has already got me to promise to do the steps!  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/19/09 at 2:54 pm

Don't forget to do your victory dance when you get up top :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia!

Written By: statsqueen on 02/19/09 at 3:02 pm



I recommend that as long as you are in Philly, you should take a side trip to Vermont. lol



Cat



And Michigan!  ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/19/09 at 3:16 pm

What about Deleware Gis?  Deleware is pretty nice.  I know it'll be March but if you need a break Deleware beaches are lovely.  I always like to sit on the beach when there's no tourist and just enjoy the ocean.  Depending on the weather I'd wear a light jacket. :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/19/09 at 3:17 pm


What about Deleware Gis?  Deleware is pretty nice.  I know it'll be March but if you need a break Deleware beaches are lovely.  I always like to sit on the beach when there's no tourist and just enjoy the ocean.  Depending on the weather I'd wear a light jacket. :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYdb1ZcHizg

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/19/09 at 3:21 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYdb1ZcHizg



Like I said if she needs a break.  Nothing really happens in Deleware, it's pretty laid back.  Dover is a pretty nice city though.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/19/09 at 3:21 pm


Like I said if she needs a break.  Nothing really happens in Deleware, it's pretty laid back.  Dover is a pretty nice city though.


Your humor is gone :(

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/19/09 at 3:24 pm


Your humor is gone :(


Yes, it was funny.  :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/19/09 at 3:24 pm

Yay!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 02/19/09 at 4:22 pm

I will be in Delaware the second week for 'the wedding', not sure how much of it I'll get to see mind you.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/19/09 at 4:32 pm


I will be in Delaware the second week for 'the wedding', not sure how much of it I'll get to see mind you.


Delaware is small, blink and you'll miss it :D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/19/09 at 5:40 pm


*BUMP*

Ok folks this is to say that in less than a month I will be in Philly! Not just me either, the lovely Ash will be joining me  :)

We are starting to plan what to do and where to go but are always open to new suggestions!

I'm really hoping to catch up with some of you lovely people, maybe for a lunch, or dinner or just a beer?





Yes, I will be there with bells on.  http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/15/snorting.gif  I am so excited...and I just can't hide it!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Dagwood on 02/19/09 at 5:41 pm

Are you about to lose control?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/19/09 at 6:55 pm


Are you about to lose control?


You know...I think I am!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 02/19/09 at 7:01 pm

Gis

I've spoken to Dai and he says we can all come down to Philly for the weekend.  And he'll let me have some time off to socialise with everyone!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/19/09 at 7:31 pm


You know...I think I am!


Do you like it?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 02/19/09 at 7:32 pm

I think she does

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/19/09 at 10:07 pm

I'm still trying to work it out, girls. Gosh..I wish you were coming to Pittsburgh instead!! :-\\

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/19/09 at 10:18 pm

you all should come to California instead  ::)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 02/20/09 at 2:50 am


you all should come to California instead  ::)
Yeah, why couldn't my friend have planned her wedding there?? I'd love to come to California again.  8)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/20/09 at 2:53 am


Yeah, why couldn't my friend have planned her wedding there?? I'd love to come to California again.  8)
oh well, it's your friend's wedding so she should have some choice as to where, & when did you last come here Gis?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 02/20/09 at 5:42 am


oh well, it's your friend's wedding so she should have some choice as to where, & when did you last come here Gis?
I'm ashamed to say about 20 years ago now.  :-[  I left San Fransisco and there was an earthquake!  ;D
Seriously my poor parents were going frantic. We went to New Jersey and the day we left a hurricane hit where we stayed.

I was backpacking around America with my best friend, we had planned to stay in Los Angeles but met a guy in Seattle who invited us to San Fransisco, we had a week spare and decided to go! I am so glad we did, it was my favourite place of the whole tour! I would love to come back one day.  :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Little_devil_rider on 02/21/09 at 9:00 pm

as being loki's son i to like right across the river to philly. i can look out side and see th city, but LOVE park is nice to see its on the ben franklin parkway, and right up the street is the art museum, SOUTH STREET is very very fun your first time. and if you do get a cheese steak. you need to go to tony lukes. ginos sucks and so does pats. also market street is fun to walk up that also take you to old city hall. if you want a fun store to go to its called the curiosity shop is on 4th and south. um thats all i can think off

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/21/09 at 9:30 pm


as being loki's son i to like right across the river to philly. i can look out side and see th city, but LOVE park is nice to see its on the ben franklin parkway, and right up the street is the art museum, SOUTH STREET is very very fun your first time. and if you do get a cheese steak. you need to go to tony lukes. ginos sucks and so does pats. also market street is fun to walk up that also take you to old city hall. if you want a fun store to go to its called the curiosity shop is on 4th and south. um thats all i can think off
Gino's & Pat's are the 2 shops across from each other, aren't they?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/21/09 at 9:53 pm


as being loki's son i to like right across the river to philly. i can look out side and see th city, but LOVE park is nice to see its on the ben franklin parkway, and right up the street is the art museum, SOUTH STREET is very very fun your first time. and if you do get a cheese steak. you need to go to tony lukes. ginos sucks and so does pats. also market street is fun to walk up that also take you to old city hall. if you want a fun store to go to its called the curiosity shop is on 4th and south. um thats all i can think off


I'm so glad you mentioned this! 

I so wanted to get an official philly cheesesteak, but from all the television programs I've seen, the people at those two (Geno's and Pat's) both seem terribly rude.  Like if you don't order it in their certain way, they make fun of you or don't take your order...

I will have to look for tony lukes.  Thanks!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: loki 13 on 02/22/09 at 8:21 am


Gino's & Pat's are the 2 shops across from each other, aren't they?


Yes they are Mike, but like The Boy, I too don't frequent these places. I just don't like Pat's steaks and I
don't like Joey Vento's (owner of Geno's) attitude. Tony Luke's is my choice because it is nearest to me
but the other place I like is called Chink's Steaks, in the North East. Yes, that's the name of the place and
yes, PC groups are trying to get him to change the name.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/22/09 at 4:08 pm


Yes they are Mike, but like The Boy, I too don't frequent these places. I just don't like Pat's steaks and I
don't like Joey Vento's (owner of Geno's) attitude. Tony Luke's is my choice because it is nearest to me
but the other place I like is called Chink's Steaks, in the North East. Yes, that's the name of the place and
yes, PC groups are trying to get him to change the name.
they were on the travel channel just last night and both guys have annoying egotistical attitudes. well, if ever in the area I'll join you and whomever for cheesesteaks at your fav place  8)  so why is it called Chink's? 

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: loki 13 on 02/22/09 at 4:48 pm


they were on the travel channel just last night and both guys have annoying egotistical attitudes. well, if ever in the area I'll join you and whomever for cheesesteaks at your fav place  8)   so why is it called Chink's?   


The guy that started the steak shop, Sam Sherman, was nicknamed Chink.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 02/22/09 at 4:49 pm

So loki ar you and the boy going to meet us all for lunch or dinner?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: loki 13 on 02/22/09 at 4:52 pm


So loki ar you and the boy going to meet us all for lunch or dinner?


Absolutely, are your plans set or are you just going to wing it?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 02/22/09 at 4:58 pm


Absolutely, are your plans set or are you just going to wing it?


I think we are going to finalise plans via PM. 

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Little_devil_rider on 02/22/09 at 5:41 pm

One part my dad forgot to add that at al those place's they do have signs to help your order. At Tony Luke's if you order a cheese steak hoagie, which come with cheese, steak, lettuce, tomato, MAYO, AND PICKLES. also you need to go to a WAWA and get their ice tea, and a good tastycake.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 02/23/09 at 3:09 am


One part my dad forgot to add that at al those place's they do have signs to help your order. At Tony Luke's if you order a cheese steak hoagie, which come with cheese, steak, lettuce, tomato, MAYO, AND PICKLES. also you need to go to a WAWA and get their ice tea, and a good tastycake.
I'm drooling already!  ;D

Thanks for the tips, this is the kind of stuff the guide books don't tell you!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/23/09 at 2:27 pm


One part my dad forgot to add that at al those place's they do have signs to help your order. At Tony Luke's if you order a cheese steak hoagie, which come with cheese, steak, lettuce, tomato, MAYO, AND PICKLES. also you need to go to a WAWA and get their ice tea, and a good tastycake.


I think we might just need to have a couple of local tour guides...hint hint.  ;D 

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 02/23/09 at 2:47 pm


One part my dad forgot to add that at al those place's they do have signs to help your order. At Tony Luke's if you order a cheese steak hoagie, which come with cheese, steak, lettuce, tomato, MAYO, AND PICKLES. also you need to go to a WAWA and get their ice tea, and a good tastycake.
Seriously guys would this be a good place to have our group lunch?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: loki 13 on 02/23/09 at 7:37 pm


Seriously guys would this be a good place to have our group lunch?


The best place to have lunch really depends on your agenda. The problem with the steak shops mentioned is their
lack of indoor seating. Center City has excellent retaurants and pubs, it also has The Gallery, which is nothing more
than a mall but it also has some good eateries.

Edit to add:

I was just informed by The Boy that Tony Luke's has added indoor seating. It's been awhile since I've been there,
since The Boy drives, I just send him.  ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Little_devil_rider on 02/23/09 at 10:22 pm

Well good places to eat, there are a lot of very good pizza shops all over philly, and another thing i for got to add all of the thrift shops in philly. but yes since i do drive my dad sends me out all the time so i do know of a few good spots in philly to sit down and eat. ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Little_devil_rider on 02/23/09 at 10:26 pm

a good web site to see what philly has is www.gophila.com

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tam on 02/23/09 at 10:37 pm

Ok Folks.....

I am still working on this from my end.

Don't give up on me yet.... please! ;) 8)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 02/24/09 at 8:11 am


Well good places to eat, there are a lot of very good pizza shops all over philly, and another thing i for got to add all of the thrift shops in philly. but yes since i do drive my dad sends me out all the time so i do know of a few good spots in philly to sit down and eat. ;D
OOOHHH thrift shops! I hope Ash doesn't mind browsing thrift shops.  ;D

Really I just wanted an idea for somewhere if we all meet up to eat. So your task, should you accept it, is to vet any places I might choose from the guides on the lines of:
Good Food
Not too expensive
Good service
Won't hurry us

So if I think something sounds fab from the guide you can go 'NO WAY it's sh*t there'!  ;D

Have you been to the old fashioned soda fountain place?? Please tell me it's great......

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/24/09 at 12:57 pm


Ok Folks.....

I am still working on this from my end.

Don't give up on me yet.... please! ;) 8)



Never.



Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 02/24/09 at 1:28 pm


Ok Folks.....

I am still working on this from my end.

Don't give up on me yet.... please! ;) 8)


You know we'd love it if you can find a way.  But don't kill yourself in the process!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tam on 02/24/09 at 2:15 pm



Never.



Cat


Thank you 8)


You know we'd love it if you can find a way.  But don't kill yourself in the process!


I promise not to kill myself.
Just trying to work out a few kinks for sure. 8)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Howard on 02/24/09 at 2:25 pm

Have you tried their Cheesesteaks yet?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/24/09 at 7:03 pm


OOOHHH thrift shops! I hope Ash doesn't mind browsing thrift shops.  ;D



I adore browsing thrift shops!  Maybe we should arrive a week or two earlier...  ;D


Ok Folks.....

I am still working on this from my end.

Don't give up on me yet.... please! ;) 8)


I'm not giving up!  :D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/24/09 at 9:57 pm


One part my dad forgot to add that at al those place's they do have signs to help your order. At Tony Luke's if you order a cheese steak hoagie, which come with cheese, steak, lettuce, tomato, MAYO, AND PICKLES. also you need to go to a WAWA and get their ice tea, and a good tastycake.


They have to have a Tastycake Krimpet!!!  Oh and some Turkey Hill iced tea. :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/24/09 at 9:59 pm

Has anyone mentioned King of Prussia for shopping? :-\\

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 02/25/09 at 3:42 am


Has anyone mentioned King of Prussia for shopping? :-\\
We will need a week at this rate!

A Tastycake what?? Iced tea? (boo hiss) we Brits don't do iced tea!  ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 02/25/09 at 6:23 am

Ok so i had a browse round the interweb..... can you locals give some feedback on:
Campo's Deli
Soho Pizza
Di Bruno Bros
Keatings River Grill
Philadelphia Fish & company
Farmicia
Jakes

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/25/09 at 7:33 am

I am seriously thinking about just driving out (even though it is like 6 hours from me)...and probably staying over one night. I REALLY REALLY want to meet you guys!!!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/25/09 at 9:58 am


We will need a week at this rate!

A Tastycake what?? Iced tea? (boo hiss) we Brits don't do iced tea!  ;D


Tastycake is a brand of snack cake.  Krimpets are kind of like fairycakes.  You can't say you've been to PA without having had a Tastycake.

As for Turkey Hill iced tea.  I know it's an abomination to you but trust me it's good stuff. :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Little_devil_rider on 02/25/09 at 11:41 am


OOOHHH thrift shops! I hope Ash doesn't mind browsing thrift shops.  ;D

Really I just wanted an idea for somewhere if we all meet up to eat. So your task, should you accept it, is to vet any places I might choose from the guides on the lines of:
Good Food
Not too expensive
Good service
Won't hurry us

So if I think something sounds fab from the guide you can go 'NO WAY it's sh*t there'!  ;D

Have you been to the old fashioned soda fountain place?? Please tell me it's great......



the old fashioned soda fountain place i think your talking about is niffty 50's and if so yes it great there, they have great food and is very good price with every thing.
and a few thing that i think would be cool for you to see is the bell, and independence hall, also a very cheap fun way to see most of the cool thing in philly they have a horse and carriage, i think its about $20.00 for an hour ride? not to sure on that but i will look at it this week when i go to the city.

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/25/09 at 12:36 pm

It's looking good that I will be able to attend! YAY! I think I will probably be leaving very early on Saturday morning, and then spending one night...and driving home on Sunday. So far..so good. :)

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Written By: Ashkicksass on 02/25/09 at 12:53 pm


It's looking good that I will be able to attend! YAY! I think I will probably be leaving very early on Saturday morning, and then spending one night...and driving home on Sunday. So far..so good. :)


Hip Hip Hooray!  :D

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Written By: Gis on 02/25/09 at 1:14 pm


It's looking good that I will be able to attend! YAY! I think I will probably be leaving very early on Saturday morning, and then spending one night...and driving home on Sunday. So far..so good. :)
FANBLOODYTASTIC!  I really didn't want to beg for you to come incase I made you feel bad because I know how things are, but I am *so* thrilled.  :)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/25/09 at 1:15 pm


Hip Hip Hooray!   :D




FANBLOODYTASTIC!  I really didn't want to beg for you to come incase I made you feel bad because I know how things are, but I am *so* thrilled.  :)


thanks girls! I have just a few minor details to work out...but things are looking good for the go! :)

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Written By: Little_devil_rider on 02/25/09 at 1:42 pm

well if you are coming, erin, i will deff. take you to the best goodwill in philly, its called aids thrift

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/25/09 at 11:36 pm


well if you are coming, erin, i will deff. take you to the best goodwill in philly, its called aids thrift


YAY!! I LOVE thrift shops! I can't wait! :)

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/25/09 at 11:40 pm

sounds like you guys are gonna have fun with these Real Life Meetings (mini-meets) that's awesome.

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Written By: Gis on 02/26/09 at 3:16 am


sounds like you guys are gonna have fun with these Real Life Meetings (mini-meets) that's awesome.
Who said anything about mini??  ;D

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/26/09 at 9:10 am


Who said anything about mini??  ;D



ya...our little group is growing! :D

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/26/09 at 11:21 am

So how many do we have now?



Cat

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/26/09 at 11:26 am


So how many do we have now?



Cat



let's see (and forgive me if I miss someone)....Gis, Ash, Cat, Carlos, Karen, Erin, Kathie, Kevin & Tim (Loki & Little_Devil_Rider), Tam, Patty...and I am trying to get ahold of Bill to see if he can meet us, since he lives right in Philly. I *think* that's it...correct me if I am wrong.

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Written By: Tam on 02/26/09 at 11:28 am



let's see (and forgive me if I miss someone)....Gis, Ash, Cat, Carlos, Karen, Erin, Kathie, Kevin & Tim (Loki & Little_Devil_Rider), Tam, Patty...and I am trying to get ahold of Bill to see if he can meet us, since he lives right in Philly. I *think* that's it...correct me if I am wrong.


Looks good! I am still figuring things out though, so y'all don't rely on me, just in case! ;)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/26/09 at 11:34 am

just to be clear about everything....

all of those attending...when will you be arriving, how many days will you be staying, etc? We have to plan a place for all of us to meet at...will it be at the hotel? Is everyone staying at the same hotel? I know..so many questions. lol. ;D

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Written By: karen on 02/26/09 at 12:20 pm



let's see (and forgive me if I miss someone)....Gis, Ash, Cat, Carlos, Karen, Erin, Kathie, Kevin & Tim (Loki & Little_Devil_Rider), Tam, Patty...and I am trying to get ahold of Bill to see if he can meet us, since he lives right in Philly. I *think* that's it...correct me if I am wrong.


I will have the whole family in tow.

Also Belle du Jour hopes to meet us for lunch or dinner.

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Written By: Little_devil_rider on 02/26/09 at 12:30 pm

also to add to the list of people would be my girl friend MISS DEMENTO, she's still a newbe to the boards

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Written By: Tam on 02/26/09 at 12:32 pm

Wow! This is going to be HUGE!!! 8) 8)
How can I possibly miss this??!!


*sits on her chair, cross legged, with fingers crossed and possibly toes as well, chanting "please let this work out, please let this work out"*

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Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/26/09 at 1:30 pm


Who said anything about mini??  ;D
no kidding!  it's turning into a mini woodstock type gathering  http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/12/hippy2.gif

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/26/09 at 2:22 pm

This is going to be super fun! :)

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Written By: Tam on 02/26/09 at 2:26 pm

So much to do in so little time though.....

Perhaps we should book it for a month long visit? ;D ;D ;D

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Written By: MissDemento on 02/26/09 at 5:11 pm

Hey there! I will definitely be there for the meet! I used to go to college in Philly. If you love art, the art museums are awesome! There's one where you can see the insides of animals ha ha. There's also a lo of beautiful murals all over! :]

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 02/26/09 at 5:20 pm


just to be clear about everything....

all of those attending...when will you be arriving, how many days will you be staying, etc? We have to plan a place for all of us to meet at...will it be at the hotel? Is everyone staying at the same hotel? I know..so many questions. lol. ;D


I will probably have my hubby in tow, since this will be vacation for us, and neither of us have ever been to Philadelphia.  I think we may stay overnight, but it might not be that particular hotel.  Haven't decided if we're driving or taking the train out.  I'm leaning towards train, but haven't made up my mind yet.  (Yeah yeah, I know.)  :D

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Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/26/09 at 6:26 pm



let's see (and forgive me if I miss someone)....Gis, Ash, Cat, Carlos, Karen, Erin, Kathie, Kevin & Tim (Loki & Little_Devil_Rider), Tam, Patty...and I am trying to get ahold of Bill to see if he can meet us, since he lives right in Philly. I *think* that's it...correct me if I am wrong.


I can't make it. :\'(  Money is way too tight.  I'm bummed that I won't be able to hang out with you guys. 

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 02/26/09 at 9:14 pm


I can't make it. :\'(  Money is way too tight.  I'm bummed that I won't be able to hang out with you guys. 


aww..that sucks Kath, I was looking forward to meeting you. :(

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Written By: Tam on 02/26/09 at 9:56 pm


I can't make it. :\'(  Money is way too tight.  I'm bummed that I won't be able to hang out with you guys. 


It's cool Kathie. I completely understand because that is one of my concerns right now as well. ;)

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Written By: Gis on 02/27/09 at 3:29 am

Ok so i checked out the site Tim recommended for places to eat and i liked the look of those listed below. I was trying to find something that wouldn't be too expensive, would fit us all and would give a fair range of food so no one feels stuck having to eat a food style they hate.
Votes people please, and please add any of your thoughts to the mix!

Campo's Deli
Soho Pizza
Di Bruno Bros
Keatings River Grill
Philadelphia Fish & company
Farmicia
Jakes

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Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/27/09 at 10:18 am


aww..that sucks Kath, I was looking forward to meeting you. :(


Likewise. *sigh*  I'm still hoping I'll run into you during one of your trip Hershey or Lancaster. :)

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Written By: Reynolds1863 on 02/27/09 at 10:19 am


It's cool Kathie. I completely understand because that is one of my concerns right now as well. ;)


It just suck because I really do want to hang out with you guys. :(

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Written By: Tam on 02/27/09 at 3:40 pm


It just suck because I really do want to hang out with you guys. :(


I hear ya Girl. I am still working out some kinks on my end.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tam on 02/27/09 at 3:41 pm

Do all y'all want to set up a time where we can meet in the flashchat to hammer out some of the details?

I can set up a separate room, and we can try and do it where all of us will be on at the same time......

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Written By: Little_devil_rider on 02/27/09 at 9:49 pm

i would say love park its in the middle of philly and most of the hotels are with in 5 mins of walking?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/01/09 at 12:32 pm

Just made our reservations.  ;D ;D ;D




Cat

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Written By: Little_devil_rider on 03/01/09 at 2:21 pm

were are you staying? if you dont mind me asking

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/01/09 at 3:00 pm


were are you staying? if you dont mind me asking



The same hotel as Gis & Ash.  ;D ;D ;D



Cat

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/01/09 at 5:33 pm

OK, train is too expensive.  :\'(  Gotta see how the car is running when the time comes. 

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Written By: Gis on 03/02/09 at 3:33 am


were are you staying? if you dont mind me asking
Center city

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Written By: Little_devil_rider on 03/05/09 at 9:21 pm

so may i ask when this is going down?

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Written By: Tam on 03/05/09 at 9:24 pm


so may i ask when this is going down?


I believe people are rolling in the morning of the 14th.
Some are leaving the afternoon/evening of the 15th and others are staying longer...

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Written By: Little_devil_rider on 03/05/09 at 9:34 pm

so arund mid day on the 14th?

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Written By: Tam on 03/05/09 at 9:43 pm


so arund mid day on the 14th?


Sounds like it could be right. But I am speaking mostly for myself.

Yep! That's right! It means I AM IN !!! 8)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/05/09 at 10:19 pm

Yes..Beth and I will be arriving sometime in the late morning of Saturday. We are leaving really early on Sat. morning...it takes us about 6 hours to get there. I am SO excited!!!!

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Written By: Tam on 03/05/09 at 10:21 pm


Yes..Beth and I will be arriving sometime in the late morning of Saturday. We are leaving really early on Sat. morning...it takes us about 6 hours to get there. I am SO excited!!!!


Erin - I went and commented on Beth's picture! She looks amazing!!! 8)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/05/09 at 10:27 pm


Erin - I went and commented on Beth's picture! She looks amazing!!! 8)



isn't she darling? :) She is totally into the vintage outfit dressing...you'll love her stuff that she wears!

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Written By: karen on 03/06/09 at 7:04 am


Sounds like it could be right. But I am speaking mostly for myself.

Yep! That's right! It means I AM IN !!! 8)


Yay!


we're driving down on Friday and leaving sometime on Sunday.  Google Map claims its about 4 hours for us.  :-\\


Can someone PM me the lunch venue.  Belle du Jour would like to know in case she can get across to join us.

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/06/09 at 11:43 am


Yay!


we're driving down on Friday and leaving sometime on Sunday.  Google Map claims its about 4 hours for us.  :-\\


Can someone PM me the lunch venue.  Belle du Jour would like to know in case she can get across to join us.



We are also heading down on Friday & leaving on Monday.



Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/06/09 at 11:49 am

Wow! Looky what I found?


http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=12349.810


We are only a couple of years off-but it is still WAY COOL!!!!



Cat

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Written By: Gis on 03/06/09 at 12:30 pm

Ok people how does 'Campos Deli' look for an eating place?? Comments? thoughts? Cheese steaks!

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Written By: Gis on 03/06/09 at 12:33 pm

http://www.camposdeli.com/

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Written By: Tam on 03/06/09 at 12:35 pm

Campo's looks great to me!!!

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Written By: karen on 03/06/09 at 1:44 pm

Looks good Gis, and gets good reviews

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/06/09 at 2:04 pm

Is everyone going to bring their laptops so we can post on here and give everyone else an update?  ;D ;D ;D


Ok, for the record, I don't have a laptop.



Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tam on 03/06/09 at 2:05 pm


Is everyone going to bring their laptops so we can post on here and give everyone else an update?  ;D ;D ;D


Ok, for the record, I don't have a laptop.



Cat


I have already told Nasty that I am going to bring his!!! ;D

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Written By: Tia on 03/06/09 at 2:53 pm

check it out!

http://www.backseatfilmfestival.com/bff_09/bff_2009_home.html

8)

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Written By: Ashkicksass on 03/06/09 at 4:15 pm


http://www.camposdeli.com/


Looks fabulous! 

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Written By: Ashkicksass on 03/06/09 at 4:16 pm


check it out!

http://www.backseatfilmfestival.com/bff_09/bff_2009_home.html

8)


"Pabst Blue Ribbon will be flowing like water."  ;D ;D ;D

Does this mean that you're coming?  ??? :o :)

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Written By: Tam on 03/06/09 at 4:18 pm


"Pabst Blue Ribbon will be flowing like water."   ;D ;D ;D

Does this mean that you're coming?   ??? :o :)


I have asked him and he says it is a maybe. That's all he will give and that's all I can ask for. 8)

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/06/09 at 6:35 pm


Ok people how does 'Campos Deli' look for an eating place?? Comments? thoughts? Cheese steaks!


Looks fine to me, plus it has vegetarian options for Erin (and whomever else is vegetarian).  :)

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Written By: Tia on 03/06/09 at 6:51 pm


"Pabst Blue Ribbon will be flowing like water."  ;D ;D ;D

because pabst blue ribbon IS water, i'm not surprised.  :P

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Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/06/09 at 7:17 pm

Ok, I am looking at a hotel in New Joisey.  It's not far from Liberty Bell which is what I'm basing my search on.  :)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/06/09 at 8:49 pm


Looks fine to me, plus it has vegetarian options for Erin (and whomever else is vegetarian).   :)



that's awesome, girl! :) The prices are great and the veg menu looks yummy! :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/06/09 at 11:19 pm

just an update for everyone involved:

Beth and I booked our hotel room. We are staying at the Hampton right in the middle of the city.  I mentioned about the Reading Terminal Market (http://www.gophila.com/C/Philly_Favorites/380/U/Reading_Terminal_Market/499.html)...it looks pretty fun. I think Beth and I are gonna hit that on Sunday morning (it opens at 9 am)...and we are gonna eat lunch on Sunday in Chinatown (which looks really cool). Are we having our inthe00s' meet on Saturday for lunch or dinner? Are we gonna split up into groups or go as one whole group, etc?

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Written By: Gis on 03/07/09 at 2:51 pm

Right we need to get some stuff firmly planned!

We all seem happy with Campos so we need to figure out whether we are doing lunch or dinner........

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/07/09 at 2:58 pm


Right we need to get some stuff firmly planned!

We all seem happy with Campos so we need to figure out whether we are doing lunch or dinner........



Isn't that a deli? If it is, that sounds like lunch to me.



Cat

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Written By: Little_devil_rider on 03/07/09 at 3:23 pm

i cant wait to meet everyone even though im most likely the kid of the group lol

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/07/09 at 5:46 pm

As of now, the forecast for next weekend looks REALLY good.



http://www.weather.com/outlook/events/sports/tenday/USPA1276?from=36hr_topnav_sports



Cat

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/07/09 at 10:28 pm


i cant wait to meet everyone even though im most likely the kid of the group lol



my sister Beth will be there...she's only 21. :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 03/08/09 at 12:50 pm

I'm thinking we can talk to the concierge at our hotel about resturants that can accomodate our large group, and then call for reservations once we're in town.  It can be difficult to plan such things when we're all so far away.  Just a thought anyway.

So just to clairfy, we are all meeting on Saturday for lunch at Campos Deli.  That is close to the Liberty Bell area.  We can all wander that area, and then later, we can also have dinner together at another resturant, tbd.

Sunday, those who will still be in town, will do more sightseeing, possibly on the Red Bus? 

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Written By: Tam on 03/08/09 at 1:57 pm


I'm thinking we can talk to the concierge at our hotel about resturants that can accomodate our large group, and then call for reservations once we're in town.  It can be difficult to plan such things when we're all so far away.  Just a thought anyway.

So just to clairfy, we are all meeting on Saturday for lunch at Campos Deli.  That is close to the Liberty Bell area.  We can all wander that area, and then later, we can also have dinner together at another resturant, tbd.

Sunday, those who will still be in town, will do more sightseeing, possibly on the Red Bus? 


Sounds good Ash.

Here's my thing: Obviously we all have different things we want to see, do etc. We don't have to do them all together, and we don't have to do them all apart. I think what we should do is when we meet up on Saturday, we decide from there who wants to do what. If some want to get the sight seeing out of the way, then they can do that. If some want to get the event things out of the way, they can do that. I mean, even though we planned on meeting and doing things together - we don't always have to be together to get everything done right? If that were the case then I am sure some won't get to do certain things they want to, and others will do stuff they never intended on doing. (If that makes any sense.) :D

So I had figured that we would all decide on what we're doing once we meet up.

Just me though 8)

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Written By: Gis on 03/08/09 at 2:30 pm


Sounds good Ash.

Here's my thing: Obviously we all have different things we want to see, do etc. We don't have to do them all together, and we don't have to do them all apart. I think what we should do is when we meet up on Saturday, we decide from there who wants to do what. If some want to get the sight seeing out of the way, then they can do that. If some want to get the event things out of the way, they can do that. I mean, even though we planned on meeting and doing things together - we don't always have to be together to get everything done right? If that were the case then I am sure some won't get to do certain things they want to, and others will do stuff they never intended on doing. (If that makes any sense.) :D

So I had figured that we would all decide on what we're doing once we meet up.

Just me though 8)
Sounds very sensible to me.  :)

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Written By: ladybug316 on 03/08/09 at 8:47 pm

As I've said to Ash, I'm trying really hard to make it there for at least Saturday  :)

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Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/08/09 at 10:56 pm


Sounds good Ash.

Here's my thing: Obviously we all have different things we want to see, do etc. We don't have to do them all together, and we don't have to do them all apart. I think what we should do is when we meet up on Saturday, we decide from there who wants to do what. If some want to get the sight seeing out of the way, then they can do that. If some want to get the event things out of the way, they can do that. I mean, even though we planned on meeting and doing things together - we don't always have to be together to get everything done right? If that were the case then I am sure some won't get to do certain things they want to, and others will do stuff they never intended on doing. (If that makes any sense.) :D

So I had figured that we would all decide on what we're doing once we meet up.

Just me though 8)



that sounds like a great plan Tam...I also like Ash's suggestion about meeting for lunch (discussing plans)..and then meeting again later for dinner...that sounds awesome! I know that I am a night owl...and I'm sure a lot of you are as well. I would love to wander around and discover places that are open later too. Beth and I were thinking of maybe hitting that big market on Sunday morning...and maybe doing Chinatown for luch...does that sound cool w/anyone?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/08/09 at 10:57 pm

ok...reservations made.  Come hell or high water - Philly here I come.  lol

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Written By: Gis on 03/09/09 at 4:21 am


ok...reservations made.  Come hell or high water - Philly here I come.  lol
Yay!  :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 03/09/09 at 10:19 am


As I've said to Ash, I'm trying really hard to make it there for at least Saturday  :)


Hooray!  I really hope you can! 

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Written By: Tia on 03/09/09 at 1:29 pm

what time is everyone meeting?

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Written By: karen on 03/09/09 at 1:31 pm


what time is everyone meeting?


Sometime between Friday night and Saturday evening!  :P

edited to add:

Tia if you could get across sometime on Saturday I'm sure we'd all love to meet up with you.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 03/09/09 at 2:54 pm


what time is everyone meeting?
2pm on saturday at Campo's deli. Be there or be square!  8)

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 03/09/09 at 3:17 pm

Take pictures :D

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Written By: Tam on 03/09/09 at 3:33 pm


Take pictures :D


Tons of pictures and I am taking the laptop so we will be able to upload them at the end of our days! :D
Addicted much? lol

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Written By: Rice_Cube on 03/09/09 at 3:35 pm


Tons of pictures and I am taking the laptop so we will be able to upload them at the end of our days! :D
Addicted much? lol


Cool, we'll keep PM'ing you :D :D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/09/09 at 5:04 pm

I've got my camera ready to go-4 cards. I will probably only need my 1GB card but I have 2 256MB cards and 1 10MB that came with the camera which is pretty much worthless.



Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/09/09 at 8:05 pm

will there be a cuddle party after dinner?  ::)    it sounds like this is gonna be a epic & memorable event of Woodstock proportions. I would love to be there.  everyone have fun and as Rice said; take lots of pictures! and somebody keep a laptop with you at all times to post while you're all together so that those of us that aren't there can feel like we are.  8)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 03/10/09 at 10:18 am


will there be a cuddle party after dinner?  ::)    it sounds like this is gonna be a epic & memorable event of Woodstock proportions. I would love to be there.  everyone have fun and as Rice said; take lots of pictures! and somebody keep a laptop with you at all times to post while you're all together so that those of us that aren't there can feel like we are.  8)


I can just see us all walking down the street, and somebody yelling "stop!  I have to post!"

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/10/09 at 11:46 am


I can just see us all walking down the street, and somebody yelling "stop!  I have to post!"





;D ;D ;D ;D  How many of us are there going to be? Can you imagine if ALL of us went through post withdrawals all at the same time? lol



Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tam on 03/10/09 at 11:56 am



;D ;D ;D ;D  How many of us are there going to be? Can you imagine if ALL of us went through post withdrawals all at the same time? lol



Cat


Better yet - what will the boards do without us? ??? ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tia on 03/10/09 at 11:58 am


Better yet - what will the boards do without us? ??? ;D
easy just post a bunch of LOLcats in LTE

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tam on 03/10/09 at 11:59 am


easy just post a bunch of LOLcats in LTE


So... business as usual then ;) :D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/10/09 at 12:02 pm

So Tia? Are you going to be there?



Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/10/09 at 5:36 pm


I can just see us all walking down the street, and somebody yelling "stop!  I have to post!"


you just gave me an idea Ash.  I'd like to see a pic of all of you together arm in arm, walking down the sidewalk or street like Lavern & Shirley. that'd be an awesome pic  8)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/10/09 at 5:51 pm


you just gave me an idea Ash.  I'd like to see a pic of all of you together arm in arm, walking down the sidewalk or street like Lavern & Shirley. that'd be an awesome pic  8)



Here we come walking down the street. Get funniest looks from everyone we meet.




Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 03/10/09 at 7:05 pm

That's totally what I thought of as well Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/10/09 at 8:05 pm



Here we come walking down the street. Get funniest looks from everyone we meet.




Cat
oh yeah  ;D that's funny. I wasn't even thinking about the Monkees.  you'll have to do that leg cross thing when you all walk together

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 03/11/09 at 10:25 am

Bookmistressforever asked if she could pick me up so I could go.  I guess this means I'm going. :)  I'm so happy.  I can't wait to meet everyone. 8)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tam on 03/11/09 at 12:08 pm


Bookmistressforever asked if she could pick me up so I could go.  I guess this means I'm going. :)  I'm so happy.  I can't wait to meet everyone. 8)


That is awesome Kathie!!!
Can't wait to meet you!!! 8)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 03/11/09 at 12:24 pm


Bookmistressforever asked if she could pick me up so I could go.  I guess this means I'm going. :)  I'm so happy.  I can't wait to meet everyone. 8)
Excellent! There is no escape!  ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 03/11/09 at 1:18 pm


Bookmistressforever asked if she could pick me up so I could go.  I guess this means I'm going. :)  I'm so happy.  I can't wait to meet everyone. 8)



I'M SO HAPPY!!!!   :D :D :D

And Patty rules!  :D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 03/11/09 at 1:19 pm


Bookmistressforever asked if she could pick me up so I could go.  I guess this means I'm going. :)  I'm so happy.  I can't wait to meet everyone. 8)


Yay!

I think I'm going to require everyone to make a badge.  I'm never going to keep everyone's names straight.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/11/09 at 1:57 pm


Yay!

I think I'm going to require everyone to make a badge.  I'm never going to keep everyone's names straight.  :-\\



Everyone is going to have to wear their avatar.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 03/11/09 at 1:58 pm



Everyone is going to have to wear their avatar.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat


I have a shirt with pigs on it that I was planning on wearing Saturday night.  ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Gis on 03/11/09 at 3:21 pm

I'm going as Cat then as I have leopard print with me!  ;D

I do have a Bowling for Soup T-shirt that should give it away.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: mooster on 03/11/09 at 7:54 pm

WOW how exciting! Have a wonderful time everyone! 8)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 03/11/09 at 8:29 pm


oh yeah  ;D that's funny. I wasn't even thinking about the Monkees.  you'll have to do that leg cross thing when you all walk together


Then they have to do it in time to the theme song. ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/11/09 at 10:14 pm


Then they have to do it in time to the theme song. ;D


I predict that it'll end up like a game of Twister...arms and legs everywhere!  I'll bet those cheeky Monkees had to practice it a few hundred times before getting it right.   ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/11/09 at 10:17 pm


Bookmistressforever asked if she could pick me up so I could go.  I guess this means I'm going. :)  I'm so happy.  I can't wait to meet everyone. 8)


YAY!! that rocks!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/12/09 at 11:16 am


I predict that it'll end up like a game of Twister...arms and legs everywhere!  I'll bet those cheeky Monkees had to practice it a few hundred times before getting it right.   ;D



Ooh, should I bring my game? (At least I think I still have the game.)


Ok, everyone, PLEASE tell me this isn't a GIGANTIC joke and Carlos & I drive down there tomorrow only to find NO ONE else went.  :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tam on 03/12/09 at 11:19 am



Ooh, should I bring my game? (At least I think I still have the game.)


Ok, everyone, PLEASE tell me this isn't a GIGANTIC joke and Carlos & I drive down there tomorrow only to find NO ONE else went.  :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat


Well, if it's a joke it will be on me as well! 8) ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 03/12/09 at 12:38 pm



Ooh, should I bring my game? (At least I think I still have the game.)


Ok, everyone, PLEASE tell me this isn't a GIGANTIC joke and Carlos & I drive down there tomorrow only to find NO ONE else went.  :\'( :\'( :\'(



Cat


Well I will be there.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tia on 03/12/09 at 12:48 pm

uh oh cat's on to us.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: ladybug316 on 03/13/09 at 6:48 pm

Ok, I'm all booked and ready to meet you all.  :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 03/13/09 at 6:53 pm


Ok, I'm all booked and ready to meet you all.  :)


I still have to pack a few things, ok I haven't started. :-[

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/13/09 at 6:56 pm


I still have to pack a few things, ok I haven't started. :-
Ok, I'm all booked and ready to meet you all.  :)


Yay Shannon!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 03/15/09 at 1:04 am

My excursion to Philadelphia so far:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y181/A_VictimOfYou/IMG00036.jpg

Don't we all just look so very darling =)?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: danootaandme on 03/15/09 at 4:32 am

Are they having a Saints Patricks Day parade there today?  It is the big day in Boston.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/09 at 4:33 am


Are they having a Saints Patricks Day parade there today?  It is the big day in Boston.
Drinking Guinness not tea that day?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Jessica on 03/15/09 at 12:18 pm


Are they having a Saints Patricks Day parade there today?  It is the big day in Boston.


They did ours yesterday, along with the dyeing of the river.  Didn't go though.  Too many drunken frat boy eejits about.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tia on 03/15/09 at 12:26 pm


They did ours yesterday, along with the dyeing of the river.  Didn't go though.  Too many drunken frat boy eejits about.
jesus christ, when i was walking back to the hotel in philly i was embarrassed for the drunk frat chumps all over the street. fudgein' chimpanzees.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Jessica on 03/15/09 at 12:31 pm


jesus christ, when i was walking back to the hotel in philly i was embarrassed for the drunk frat chumps all over the street. (i_idiotically_tried_to_break_the_rules_by_using_profanity)' chimpanzees.


Haha, the censor changed your swear word. ;D

Yeah, that's how they are around here.  Stumbling around Michigan Ave. like a bunch of fudgein' jackasses, wearing stupid green decorations, and puking up green beer.  Lame.  I went the first year we were here, and that's enough.

The river sure is pretty though when they dye it.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p242/kristenlkaska/800px-Chicago_River_dyed_green_focu.jpg

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tia on 03/15/09 at 2:50 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATDQscPiX6c

let me know if the sound doesn't work

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Jessica on 03/15/09 at 3:17 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATDQscPiX6c

let me know if the sound doesn't work


Okay, I'm so sad now that I couldn't go. :P

I see Tam brought along the penguin. ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tia on 03/15/09 at 3:23 pm


Okay, I'm so sad now that I couldn't go. :P

I see Tam brought along the penguin. ;D
ah if you're sad you couldnt go the sound must not be working then, cuz we all sound like a bunch of dumasses ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: loki 13 on 03/15/09 at 3:37 pm

Just what I needed to see, my giant coconut splashed on the screens of youtube!  :P

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 03/15/09 at 5:02 pm

Gis and Ash here posting from the hotel computer.  We're both so sad that everyone left today.  We miss you guys already!  We had such a wonderful time!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 03/15/09 at 6:14 pm


ah if you're sad you couldnt go the sound must not be working then, cuz we all sound like a bunch of dumasses ;D


Tia has camera seizure!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tia on 03/15/09 at 6:29 pm


Tia has camera seizure!
i do a lot of just dangling the camera off my arm on the strap and calling that a take

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/15/09 at 9:21 pm

The Philadelphia mini-meet Real Life Meeting must have been a blast. I would have liked to have heard Gis & karen's English accents  8)  so did Belle du Jour not make it?  I'm glad you all had a great time meeting each other and I bet it was a bit sad saying good-bye/farewell. anyways, keep the pics and vids coming. I'm digging them  8)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tam on 03/15/09 at 11:27 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATDQscPiX6c

let me know if the sound doesn't work


Tia! You so have to send me a copy of that video please?
I'll hit you with my email in a pm for sure! 8)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tam on 03/15/09 at 11:29 pm


Okay, I'm so sad now that I couldn't go. :P

I see Tam brought along the penguin. ;D


I had to bring the penguin Jess! It wouldn't have been real without him! ;D 8)
OMG we had a blast! I am home now and winding down from the drive before I head to bed! ;)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/15/09 at 11:39 pm

We took the scenic route home and ended up going over mountains (eek) and it took 10 hours to get home.  lol

Had a blast and it was wonderful meeting everyone.  Blissfully I only make short appearances in Tia's documentary.  ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: LinuX-Philes on 03/16/09 at 1:44 am

We left Reynolds1863's house, heading Northwest...for Middletown.

We lost some time there...very strange...

We suddenly somehow jumped in time and space and found ourselves in Hershey, PA.

Some time went missing again...

Then we were at 2,016 feet, looking out the windows above Tuscarora Peak, looking down on the lights of the cities near  Blue Ridge Mountain, PA....with blazing white lights in our rear view window...nearly running us off the road.

A large block of time gone again.  I remember munching on a Taco, surrounded by neon lights.

We awoke in a stupor, outside our home...lights on... engine running...parked.

I have a headache.

Is it really 2:42 AM?

Nice to meet everyone. !



Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 03/16/09 at 7:52 am

And what a great way to introduce yourself Mr bookmistress!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/09 at 9:06 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATDQscPiX6c

let me know if the sound doesn't work
Shot in the style Cloverfield...

Great to see everyone.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/16/09 at 10:20 am


We left Reynolds1863's house, heading Northwest...for Middletown.

We lost some time there...very strange...

We suddenly somehow jumped in time and space and found ourselves in Hershey, PA.

Some time went missing again...

Then we were at 2,016 feet, looking out the windows above Tuscarora Peak, looking down on the lights of the cities near  Blue Ridge Mountain, PA....with blazing white lights in our rear view window...nearly running us off the road.

A large block of time gone again.  I remember munching on a Taco, surrounded by neon lights.

We awoke in a stupor, outside our home...lights on... engine running...parked.

I have a headache.

Is it really 2:42 AM?

Nice to meet everyone. !






Hey James! Welcome to the boards! Let me tell you everyone...this man's laugh is contageous! LOL! :P

We went on Rt. 30 as well....for most of the trip home..it took us about 6.5 hours to get home. We were SO tired when we arrived home that my head hit the pillow and I crashed!

I had such a fabulous time with everyone...I miss you guys so much! :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 03/16/09 at 10:23 am


We left Reynolds1863's house, heading Northwest...for Middletown.

We lost some time there...very strange...

We suddenly somehow jumped in time and space and found ourselves in Hershey, PA.

Some time went missing again...

Then we were at 2,016 feet, looking out the windows above Tuscarora Peak, looking down on the lights of the cities near  Blue Ridge Mountain, PA....with blazing white lights in our rear view window...nearly running us off the road.

A large block of time gone again.  I remember munching on a Taco, surrounded by neon lights.

We awoke in a stupor, outside our home...lights on... engine running...parked.

I have a headache.

Is it really 2:42 AM?

Nice to meet everyone. !






You found yourself in Hershey.  OMG you made a wrong turn!!!  So did you guys and the car make it back in one piece?   BTW nice choice of penguin.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 03/16/09 at 10:46 am


Hey James! Welcome to the boards! Let me tell you everyone...this man's laugh is contageous! LOL! :P


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4Y4keqTV6w

:D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/16/09 at 10:51 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4Y4keqTV6w

:D



hahaha...love that guy! ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Little_devil_rider on 03/16/09 at 10:59 am

Well myself and Julz had a blast meeting everyone. Loved that Tam brought the little penguin!  I really wish the tape showed Tam and Ash dancing though.. THAT was funny.  Gis.. We both still don't understand the difference in your money from the UK.. But we loved your accent!  

Since everyone is telling about their trip home.. Well everyone should know.. The train should only take us about 15 minutes from Philadelphia.  We got on the train with all of these drunk people. And at one of the stops someone on the platform on the outside of the train hit it! so we had to stop and the conductor had to shut down the train for about 15 minutes while he took Emergency procedures to make sure nothing was wrong with the outside.. So then a cop came.. Then we started rolling again.. But then we stopped AGAIN! for another 15 minutes. We got back to rolling, but since our train was making all of the timing off for the other trains we had to wait until the train on the same track as us turned onto the opposite track..

The really amusing part of this ride was while we stopped this guy went up to the conductor and was like do you have an empty bottle or can I use this cup? I really need to pee, So the conductor let him open the back door of the train and let him pee out the back.. but the people in the train behind ours was watching him!! It was one interesting night home for us as well.



Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tia on 03/16/09 at 11:08 am


Well myself and Julz had a blast meeting everyone. Loved that Tam brought the little penguin!  I really wish the tape showed Tam and Ash dancing though.. THAT was funny.  Gis.. We both still don't understand the difference in your money from the UK.. But we loved your accent!  

Since everyone is telling about their trip home.. Well everyone should know.. The train should only take us about 15 minutes from Philadelphia.  We got on the train with all of these drunk people. And at one of the stops someone on the platform on the outside of the train hit it! so we had to stop and the conductor had to shut down the train for about 15 minutes while he took Emergency procedures to make sure nothing was wrong with the outside.. So then a cop came.. Then we started rolling again.. But then we stopped AGAIN! for another 15 minutes. We got back to rolling, but since our train was making all of the timing off for the other trains we had to wait until the train on the same track as us turned onto the opposite track..

The really amusing part of this ride was while we stopped this guy went up to the conductor and was like do you have an empty bottle or can I use this cup? I really need to pee, So the conductor let him open the back door of the train and let him pee out the back.. but the people in the train behind ours was watching him!! It was one interesting night home for us as well.




i walked the wrong direction and i was so busy reading "me cheeta" to try and tune out all the annoying drunks on the street i didn't realize i was going the wrong way until i was pretty much on the other side of town. so i had to turn around and walk all the way back, logging approximately 50 blocks of walking and not getting back to my room until a quarter to midnight.  :-[ oh, well, probably just as well since i needed to burn off some of those rum runners and all that food.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 03/16/09 at 11:08 am


i walked the wrong direction and i was so busy reading "me cheeta" to try and tune out all the annoying drunks on the street i didn't realize i was going the wrong way until i was pretty much on the other side of town. so i had to turn around and walk all the way back, logging approximately 50 blocks of walking and not getting back to my room until a quarter to midnight.  :-[ oh, well, probably just as well since i needed to burn off some of those rum runners and all that food.


So you could have come to the bar with us all anyway!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 03/16/09 at 11:10 am

Elizabeth was saying this morning what a great time she had!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/16/09 at 11:51 am


Well myself and Julz had a blast meeting everyone. Loved that Tam brought the little penguin!  I really wish the tape showed Tam and Ash dancing though.. THAT was funny.  Gis.. We both still don't understand the difference in your money from the UK.. But we loved your accent!  

Since everyone is telling about their trip home.. Well everyone should know.. The train should only take us about 15 minutes from Philadelphia.  We got on the train with all of these drunk people. And at one of the stops someone on the platform on the outside of the train hit it! so we had to stop and the conductor had to shut down the train for about 15 minutes while he took Emergency procedures to make sure nothing was wrong with the outside.. So then a cop came.. Then we started rolling again.. But then we stopped AGAIN! for another 15 minutes. We got back to rolling, but since our train was making all of the timing off for the other trains we had to wait until the train on the same track as us turned onto the opposite track..

The really amusing part of this ride was while we stopped this guy went up to the conductor and was like do you have an empty bottle or can I use this cup? I really need to pee, So the conductor let him open the back door of the train and let him pee out the back.. but the people in the train behind ours was watching him!! It was one interesting night home for us as well.







that's hilarious Tim! ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 03/16/09 at 12:25 pm


My excursion to Philadelphia so far:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y181/A_VictimOfYou/IMG00036.jpg

Don't we all just look so very darling =)?


I missed why there was a load of Barbies somewhere near the Betsy Ross house

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/16/09 at 12:27 pm


I missed why there was a load of Barbies somewhere near the Betsy Ross house



to my understanding this was in a window display of a theatre or something. I think they were advertising for an upcoming performance (not sure what kind)...but this was some sort of artistic representation of the said performers. LOL> ;D :D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 03/16/09 at 1:22 pm

Oh yeah,  And a big shout out to all those who told my husband he was much nicer than they were expecting!  He's going to be checking up on all my posts now!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/09 at 1:25 pm


I missed why there was a load of Barbies somewhere near the Betsy Ross house
Barbie is 50 years old this year.

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: MissDemento on 03/16/09 at 3:46 pm


i walked the wrong direction and i was so busy reading "me cheeta" to try and tune out all the annoying drunks on the street i didn't realize i was going the wrong way until i was pretty much on the other side of town. so i had to turn around and walk all the way back, logging approximately 50 blocks of walking and not getting back to my room until a quarter to midnight.  :-[ oh, well, probably just as well since i needed to burn off some of those rum runners and all that food.


Oh no!! That's terrible! I was just thinking that you'd be burning off the calories atleast!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: MissDemento on 03/16/09 at 3:47 pm



that's hilarious Tim! ;D


It was really funny! We just really wanted to get home ha ha!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: MissDemento on 03/16/09 at 3:50 pm



to my understanding this was in a window display of a theatre or something. I think they were advertising for an upcoming performance (not sure what kind)...but this was some sort of artistic representation of the said performers. LOL> ;D :D


What that they all love marti gras and they're all drunks? ha ha ha

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: MissDemento on 03/16/09 at 3:51 pm


Barbie is 50 years old this year.


She hasn't aged a bit ha ha ha ha

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/09 at 3:52 pm


She hasn't aged a bit ha ha ha ha
How old is Ken?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Henk on 03/16/09 at 4:07 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATDQscPiX6c

let me know if the sound doesn't work


That was cool.  8)



Wish I could've been there somehow. :-\\

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 03/16/09 at 4:14 pm

When I move back we'll have to have a European mini-meet

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Henk on 03/16/09 at 4:27 pm


When I move back we'll have to have a European mini-meet


When's that? I can hardly wait... :D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: MissDemento on 03/16/09 at 5:23 pm


How old is Ken?

I have no clue!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/16/09 at 5:40 pm


Gis and Ash here posting from the hotel computer.  We're both so sad that everyone left today.  We miss you guys already!  We had such a wonderful time!



You seem to have forgotten that NOT everyone left when you posted this.  :\'( :\'( :\'(


We are now home. I'll be posting the photos probably tomorrow. Haven't even uploaded them to the computer yet. We had a great time. I hope this was only the first of more in the future.




Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 03/16/09 at 5:45 pm

Aaaah, I had such a wonderful time, and I adore every one of you! I would loveee to have a European meeting, that would just be perfection! Only next time, I am going to have to take Justin- He feels left out with all of the stories I've been talking about!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/16/09 at 6:59 pm


When I move back we'll have to have a European mini-meet
I'd be interested in a London mini-meet. I wanna go on a Beatles tour while there

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: ladybug316 on 03/16/09 at 7:05 pm


We left Reynolds1863's house, heading Northwest...for Middletown.

We lost some time there...very strange...

We suddenly somehow jumped in time and space and found ourselves in Hershey, PA.

Some time went missing again...

Then we were at 2,016 feet, looking out the windows above Tuscarora Peak, looking down on the lights of the cities near  Blue Ridge Mountain, PA....with blazing white lights in our rear view window...nearly running us off the road.

A large block of time gone again.  I remember munching on a Taco, surrounded by neon lights.

We awoke in a stupor, outside our home...lights on... engine running...parked.

I have a headache.

Is it really 2:42 AM?

Nice to meet everyone. !





Welcome to the boards, James.  Things are going to get very interesting around here  ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: ladybug316 on 03/16/09 at 7:06 pm


Elizabeth was saying this morning what a great time she had!

Your children are darling, Karen!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: ladybug316 on 03/16/09 at 7:09 pm

I just wanted to say that I'm so glad I was able to come and meet you all.  You were all so down to earth and fun.  Thanks for a wonderful time!

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 03/16/09 at 7:22 pm


Your children are darling, Karen!


Thanks.

I was a bit worried about being the only one to bring their children along but I think it worked out fine

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: karen on 03/16/09 at 7:23 pm


When's that? I can hardly wait... :D


Well we are due to return around August 2010

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: ladybug316 on 03/16/09 at 7:25 pm


Thanks.

I was a bit worried about being the only one to bring their children along but I think it worked out fine

Yes.  They're quite mature and did very well among the adults  :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Rice_Cube on 03/16/09 at 9:23 pm


Thanks.

I was a bit worried about being the only one to bring their children along but I think it worked out fine


Did Don Carlos indoctrinate them into La Revolucion?  :D :D ;)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Tia on 03/17/09 at 10:00 am

apparently his name's not really "Don." who knew?

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/17/09 at 10:14 am


apparently his name's not really "Don." who knew?



"Don" is his title.



Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: Midas on 03/17/09 at 11:06 am

I just saw Tia's video; been busy here.  Great to see all of yous together! Looks like you had fun! :)

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/17/09 at 11:09 am

I posted this on the mini-meet photo thread.


http://s706.photobucket.com/albums/ww64/CatwomanofV/Philadelpha%202009/



Cat

Subject: Re: Tell me why I should visit Philladelphia! UPDATE!

Written By: MidKnightDarkness on 03/17/09 at 11:15 am


I posted this on the mini-meet photo thread.


http://s706.photobucket.com/albums/ww64/CatwomanofV/Philadelpha%202009/



Cat



Yay, those are all so wonderful! I didn't even have to take my camera, I have plenty of photos now =)!

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