When I started this blog, I had no idea how many new friends I would make in far away places. I certainly never imagined I'd ever meet any of them in person. Today, I had the opportunity to meet one such friend. Here I am with Kathie in the picture above. A loyal Winheld's World reader who hails from Ohio, she was in Philadelphia today with her family to visit all of the historic sites in town.
There was no way that I was going to miss the opportunity to meet one of my biggest fans. We decided to meet for cheesesteaks at Campo's in Olde City. (For those keeping track, that makes stop number two on my cheesesteak expedition.) Then we headed for the historic area, with a quick stop for that other Philly delicacy, the soft pretzel!
It seems that many of my readers have a personal connection to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A number of years ago, Kathie lost a dear friend to DMD. But like so many others who have lost someone to this disease, Kathie has chosen to stay involved. In her case, she leads an MDA support group for adults with muscular dystrophy.
I can't think of a more qualified person to lead such a group. And if anyone reading this blog is looking for a qualified tour guide for your next visit to Philadelphia, give me a shout -- I'd be more than happy to eat an authentic Philly cheesesteak with you!