We are in Philadelphia! Yay!
We were in town for no more than three hours before we found ourselves a cup of coffee, a park bench and then a really good second-hand bookshop (I cleaned them out of Nero Wolf mysteries and Doc bought a couple of philosophy texts). Doc C doesn't start conferencing until tomorrow morning, so we spent the afternoon strolling around some beautiful sunny parks, full of flowers and leafy trees. For dinner we had curry, which was delicious.
Tomorrow I intend to go to a huge book sale which the nice lady in the bookshop gave me a flyer for, as well as the obligatory visit to Lush and maybe H&M. I have also just discovered there is an old fashioned soda fountain just around the corner from the hotel, so I suspect there is a banana split in my future.
As for as my plans for Saturday, I got really excited when I saw that both "The Artist" and "We Need To Talk About Kevin" were playing, but the first ended it's run this afternoon and the second is only screening across town. The cinema around the corner is a really good art house cinema with five screens, but I just don't fancy any of the films they'll be playing this weekend.
So far the only disappointment has been that the fantastic deli diner I found last time we were here has closed, and I was planning to take Doc there on Sunday! Oh well! Still, it's just so lovely to be in a beautiful and historically rich city. An urban setting is simply my true mise en scene.