Creative Travel: to Philadelphia and back again!
Just do it!–Nike
I happen to be a somewhat impulsive person. This is not always a plus for me, but in many situations it is. Months earlier, I had asked a guy I was seeing if he wanted to take a day trip to Philly with me. He commenced to saying how he hadn’t any money and we didn’t go. I didn’t think twice about it until one weekend I said, “so, are you going to Philly or not?”
Next thing I knew, I was meeting the tour bus all alone in Times Square. Armed with my camera and enthusiasm, I boarded the bus and set out for my adventure.
To be honest, all I really knew about Philly was that’s where the Fresh Prince of Bel Air was from. Therefore, I was very excited to find out that I’d be visiting the home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall! History fascinates me; and, seeing places I’d only heard about always gives me a rush.
I like Philly. I got to see Betsy Ross’ house and Benjamin Franklin’s grave covered with pennies–from his quote, “a penny saved is a penny earned”. Of course, I had to toss a penny on top! Also, I ran the steps like Rocky and took a picture in front of his statue–I didn’t notice the setting of Rocky was in Philly either!
All of this was new information to me–I had no idea what we were going to do while there. All I knew was that we were going to Philly.
By far, the most exciting part of the day trip was seeing the artistic creations. Our guide said all new structures must dedicate a percentage of the total cost towards uplifting the community. That’s the reason why you can see so many parks, sculptures, and artistic expressions throughout the city.
So a quick recap:
- Fresh Prince of Bel Air AND Rocky are from Philly.
- Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross–Philly.
- The Liberty Bell and Independence Hall–Philly.
- The Philly cheese steak–I forgot to mention how my cheese steak didn’t taste any more Philly than all the other cheese steaks I’ve eaten.
- The City of Brotherly Love–Philly
- The L-O-V-E sculpture is in Philly!
Philly–Stop procrastinating and just do it!