The above linked article talks about a castle in Ohio that is also a library. It has the honor of being the first county library in the United States, in 1901. It’s beautiful inside and out, and functional. I may have to put it on my wishlist of places to visit in the future.
The above linked article talks about how Trip Advisor is manipulated by restaurants and reviewers to skew information. The author made a garden shed in England a top restaurant, just by playing with information. Use caution when looking at these sites.
The above linked article talks about the floods in Venice and how the bookstore usually protects the books. The water got too high this time, and damaged books.
I am finally posting the last of my photos from my trip. They are just the odds and ends, so they are all out of order.
Frankie guarding my stuffEvery time I put my sweatshirt down, Frankie warmed it for me.Famous place for cheese steakRival place for cheese steak. We didn’t go herePrinceThe Rocky statueI thought the dragon was unusualChinatownThe top of city hallA different color to the 7-11Not quite the Liberty BellI was surprised to find these here, in such a large store.Inside the Art museum. I was exhausted by the time we got here, so I stole Michelle’s photos.Prince informed me that it was nap time
Oh so sad. The next photo shows why…
He can’t get at Michelle’s dinner.
When I first read the title of the above linked article, I thought that it was an actual hotel opening up. It turns out that it is only opening for one weekend in January, with celebrity chefs and classes. I am not a fan of Nutella, but it seems like it would be a sugar rush for many people.
On Monday, I was on my own, since Michelle was working.I woke up and checked in for my flight. I showered and dressed, but didn’t hurry because I would end up in rush hour traffic.I called for an Uber and he arrived four minutes later… In a Tesla with a full sized tablet in the front.I decided to go to Reading Terminal Market as a starting point. I played good tourist and had a half of a cheese steak for breakfast. It was too messy, so the other half went into my bag for later.I stopped at the donut shop and got doggie donuts to bring home for Molly and Doris, and one for Frankie. And I got my coffee.I started walking toward a bookstore. I passed some beautiful architecture along the way. City Hall was huge and I saw several sides of it.I found the bookstore and poked around in it for a while. Two blocks away was another bookstore. I poked around in that one for a bit, too
After this bookstore, I popped over to Barnes and Noble to use the restroom and get coffee.
I went to Rittenhouse Square, but couldn’t really too many photos because they were filming a movie. We weren’t allowed.
This pool is about two feet deep, at most, but someone needed to add the sign.
This little guy wouldn’t leave me alone.
I went to the library, but couldn’t get a card. Well, I could have but out of state people need to apply online and pay $50 a year. I passed.
I started to call an Uber, but found that the museum was about a half mile from the library, so I walked.
There was a dinosaur exhibit going on at the museum, so I paid a little extra to see it.
I then went to look at the diorama exhibits. While i was looking, they announced that there was going to be a keeper talk at the butterfly exhibit, so I planned on going there.
I got to the butterfly exhibit a little early, so I sat and made my next plans.
I caught a ride to Christopher Columbus Blvd and ate some lunch.on a bench.
I walked down the road and looked at the the ships that were turned into restaurants. Because it was a weekday, the little vendor stalls weren’t open.
I called Uber and headed to a movie. I managed to put my bag into a puddle of melted buttered made a mess.
I got a drink at the bar in the theater and got carded. The bartender laughed when she saw my age, since she.was so far off. I saw Maleficent.
When we arrived in New York City, it was at Penn station. I couldn’t believe how many tracks went through the station. It was too dark to take photos or video, though.
When we got upstairs, we were right under Madison Square Garden.
We started walking toward Times Square. We bumped into the garment district’s walk of fame.
We finally made it to Times Square.
We took this photo for a friend.Along the walk, there was a couple in front of us. The woman turned to the man and said “we’re at 42nd street” The man said “yea.” She said “42 nd Street!!!” Then she said under her breath, “ya moron.” From that point on, there was a moron on 42nd Street. I wonder what the conversation was about, but the reaction was funny.