Tuesday, April 10, 2007


The city of Brotherly Love...hmmm

For everyone who knows me, knows that I am a tried and true New Yorker...Bronx girl forever, but I do consider myself a world traveller, both coasts of our country and I have even stepped off this continent a few times.
So when my home girl Nancy got tickets for us to go see the KING TUT exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, I jumped at the chance to drool over the artifacts of the Boy King and to see a new city.

After several trains we arrived in the city known for is historical content and its loving heart.
We walked by this lovely sign and we took the time to see some of the famous buildings...dear William Penn must be tired of being on top of City Hall.

Ben Franklin holds court over the Franklin Institute and he is looking pretty good for his age. But you would think that the lighting would be better, he really needs to talk to someone about that.

Not being able to take pictures inside the museum we had to make due with that we had. The major pieces of the exhibit were home in Egypt where they belong. ( Or the Egyptian government had to worry about my travel companion and her love of everything gold and shiny)
I was totally in awe of the amazing workmanship on the pieces in the exhibit. I can't fathom how it all was done, all with simple tools and hard work. Heck I complain when my printer doesn't have enough ink.

We even had the chance to swing by the Liberty Bell and see it in all its glory. I couldn't believe the long line that we had to go through to have our bags scanned and to be reviewed by security.

So by the end of the long train rides and all the walking ... we all decided on one simple thing...

Lets just say that we came across some interesting characters and situations that would make our great city seem boring and like a cream puff.

I was in total shock to see what I was a witness to while on the road and in person. It makes me wonder what are the priorities of the state government and city officials, do they really see what is happening in there state. I admit to the fault of NYC ... all its good and bad, but I have never felt worried or scared while just walking down the street during the day with my best friend, god son and some other dear friends or having a quick meal at the mall.

So the city of brotherly love... I am not sure that is so true anymore.

The best part of all the travelling was having the chance to work on my new sock. Its from the new Interweave book ... Favorite Socks. I am actually working on the ones on the cover using some of the Spirit Trail yarn I bought at the Sheep and Wool festival. I am having a great time working on these socks. For being my first charted pattern, they knit up so fast and I am having a ball working on them. The best thing is that the socks are for the best person I know...ME!

I hope that everyone enjoyed their holidays and hopefully spring will show up someday soon.


Harlem Purl said...

K, I beleive you now(smile).

You guys did a whole lot of sight seeing huh?

I think those socks are going to come out great. You should be done by our next meeting right? I know I'll have about 4 pair done by then.

Nancy said...

Chante is just wrong;)

I don't see why the Egyptian Government would have to worry about me...unless they were warned ahead of time, hmm;)

AngeliasKnitting said...

Hey! Welcome back! lol

I'm sorry your Philly trip wasn't full of brotherly love. That's how I've felt about that city for the past 20 years - so it's not a new thing.

Anyway. I'm glad you're back. I'm back now, too. :-) Enjoy the weekend!