I've already been back to Philly since I last left you all, and I am going back next weekend...so I figured I would finish up the story.
Andre greeted me at 30th Street Station with his usual big smile, and playful demeanor. Like a scene out of a buddy movie, I dropped my luggage and we embraced as if long lost friends who had not seen each other in decades. (Reflecting, the lighting was perfect in the main concourse for a warm movie scene...) We did a quick game of catch-up before we figured out a way to get to his dorm. Eventually, we got on SEPTA (the subway) and took it to City Hall, and walked the rest of the way.
I met a few on André's friends, and that night we went to Pat's for cheese stake (the ONLY place to go hehe). Afterwards, we cabbed it up to this independent movie theater to see This Film is Not Yet Rated
, defiantly a movie you should check out. A short walk back to his dorm concluded the evening.
The next morning we grabbed a quick breakfast at this mini-mart/diner (the best types of breakfast places), and were pretty spontaneous the rest of the day.
André and needed a place to eat on Saturday. Previous to this, we had spent time exploring Philadelphia (which is a beautiful city by the way), and went to an outdoor concert with some of his friends. I forget the band now, but it was a lot of fun. That night he and I could not decide on a place to fill our gullets. We had taken cabs, been up and down Broad street, and were getting desperate. A quick call to my father landed us at this small place in Chinatown called SangKee
. I don't know how he knew about this place, but I'll tell you what...best Chinese food outside of NYC!
As you can see, we ordered enough for about four people, and we didn't wait long before we dug in!
André with Chow Faun ...
As if this wasn't enough, the next morning we headed out for a nice breakfast :)
Unsure of exactly where to go, we started walking around Center City, mainly just seeing what was reasonable. Within the half-hour we had come across this place called MarathonGrill
. I mean...it was alright, could have been a little bit better, and defiantly did not compare with the monster of a meal we had the night before.
I forget what this was called, but it had eggs, bacon, a cheese, ham (I think), I know there was a sauce...but I forget what it was. Regardless, André and I did finish it...all.. :)
My train back to school didn't leave until later that afternoon (evening almost), so we spent the rest of the day down on South Street.
If you are ever in Philly, do check out South Street. Lots of cool shops over there, and plenty to do. We grabbed some steaks at Jim's
(not nearly as good as Pat's) and concluded the trip with a stop at a shop who's name I can't remember, but was defiantly worth stopping in.
André helped lug some of my stuff, and we walked back to City Hall to catch the subway back to 30th. In a classic romance movie ending, Andre and I hugged, and said our goodbyes as I walked down the stairs to the platform.
The train back to NYC was easy and uneventful. The wind not nearly as bad as it was when I left, so the walk to Grand Central was also uneventful. With time to kill, I bought a Gyro at a vendor outside Grand Central, and ate it on the train while waiting for it to pull out of the platform. I caught the shuttle back to my dorm.
Overall, defiantly a fun trip!
So, I still owe you blogs about my NYC trips, and my 2nd Philly trip.
I go to Boston this weekend, so expect something on that. Then I to Philly for a third time next weekend..busy busy.
OH! I also went to Canada just this weekend. Not sure if I'll blog about that (unless you like 8 hour bus rides....)
Also, feel free to buy me something off my Amazon Wish list haha...:)
Until next time,