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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

British Invasion, Part 6: Tuesday in the Park

It all began one day last March with an incredibly moving comment left on my blog by a young woman in England named Emma grieving the loss of her fiance to DMD. E-mails, instant messages, and webcam conversations ensued, and we quickly became the best of friends. Soon after, Emma met Gary and I became friends with him as well. Not long after, Emma and Gary began making plans to visit me here in Philadelphia. This is part 6 in a series chronicling their visit...

Few places offer better views of the Philadelphia skyline than Fairmount Park's Belmont Plateau, so today's tour began there. We then got back in the van and crossed the Schuylkill River and headed to one of my favorite spots in the entire city, the picturesque Fairmount Waterworks, which was the first municipal waterworks in the country when it opened in the early 19th century. For lunch, we ate at the posh Waterworks Restaurant and Lounge.

We were all stuffed after lunch, but there's always room for, uh, well Dunkin' Donuts. Looks like I've created a monster, as my friends wanted more iced coffee! The food fest continued later, as Emma and Gary treated us to Chinese food for dinner.

Is it possible to be exhausted from eating? If so, I am!

1 comment:

Krysta said...

Yes, it is - I have a friend in Philly who told me once he "ate himself to sleep."

I miss Dunkin' Donuts, no such thing in SF>

What did you think of WaterWorks? Went there during my most recent trip home and loved it, and couldn't believe the bottles of water for $50!!!