We’ve returned home from Philadelphia, though home is not exactly as we left it. There is a gray storm cloud hovering above us; perhaps still building in power and ferocity, or lingering remnants of a thunderhead. I’m not talking about the weather, though the hurricane located near Corpus Christi does invoke a palpable invocation of the mood.
News from Philadelphia
People really get into their American history in ye olde American colony, Philadelphia. The U.S. Postal Service – the first one – flies no flag. At the time of its inception, there was no flag to fly under. We saw a young man riding his bicycle with the Libery Bell tattooed on his forearm. I… Continue reading News from Philadelphia
Twitter Updates for 2008-07-20
Wedding at the Ritz was very fancy! Balthazar made many lady-friends tonight. # Checking out of the Ritz Carlton. Say goodbye to luxury. # We hit the Philadelphia Aquarium today. Touched sharks, skates, and jellyfish! # Powered by Twitter Tools.
Twitter Updates for 2008-07-19
The day’s finally over – we’re resting easy at the the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia. # Ritz Carlton: Super swank, expensive rooms, luxury hotel. Internet access is still an additional charge. Good thing I’m resourceful. # Dowtown Phily – kids swim in the water fountains! # Powered by Twitter Tools.
It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Another one of those holidays that probably only has any significance to Americans. Although this is a time that we’re supposed to be thankful for the things the Indians did for us in allowing helping Pilgrims to survive, we mainly just gorge ourselves with turkey, stuffing (a bread-crumb… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day