ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2009 08:47 am
I've enjoyed your and L's trip, CI! Thanks for all the photos - I've a clearer idea of the city and surroundings now. Liked that last photo a lot too.
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cicerone imposter
 
  2  
Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2009 06:12 pm
Without comment:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_5030.jpg
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_4922.jpg
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cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2009 06:14 pm
Last set:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_4819.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_4824.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_4895.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_4933.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_4939.jpg
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2009 07:05 pm
@cicerone imposter,
cicerone imposter wrote:

The "meet" at Legal Seafood.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/IMG_5207.jpg


Pennsylvania has countless farmers. I had heard that you invited one to your dinner, CI. Smile
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2009 08:21 pm
@wandeljw,
It was farmerman who selected the restaurant, and was kind enough to pick us up at Valley Forge to drive us to the restaurant - then to our hotel after dinner.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2009 10:02 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Great pix, Tak! Just great.

Thomas, have you gained weight?
Sglass
 
  1  
Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2009 10:50 pm
Oh my goodness. Farmerman does look like Grant.
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Thomas
 
  1  
Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2009 11:04 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Unfortunately, yes.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 16 Nov, 2009 11:13 pm
@Thomas,
Not so much, I don't think.

Farmer, I love him. But, wait, don't let him know that. It'd mess up my level of discernment on various threads.
If it's more comfortable, I'll say I rather like, from what I have gleaned, his wife too.
farmerman
 
  1  
Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2009 04:50 am
@ossobuco,
Ive shaved most of my full beard and Im workin this little patch of van dyke . SO my total Graqnt look is sorta over. I had my hair neatly kwaffed but CI gave me a baseball hat (which I removed when CI wanted to take pictures).

Thomas and I are gonna go on a weight loss pogrom.

I get the Zaggat Guides and our restaurant was given a substantial vote of confidence so, (I always worry about restaurants that I used to eat at going "ROGUE", where the first things that suffer are cleanliness andquality along the edges)>However Legal Seafood did just fine.

ANYBODY coming to Philly area and wants to meet up. e can go to my favorite Japanese Restaurant "SAKITUME" (get it?) and either "The WHIP" or "The FAir Hill Inn" all are South of Wilmington near the beaches and/or in Horse Country
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Sglass
 
  1  
Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2009 04:15 pm
I am so pleased that you folks had such a good time.
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2009 04:49 pm
@Sglass,
Sglass, You understand what you missed, but you'll have another chance next summer or fall when I organize a meet in San Francisco. I'll start a thread on it some time after New Years, so people like you and Merry can plan to attend.
Sglass
 
  1  
Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2009 05:13 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Time I spent in PA was in Amish country. I may have squished throught Philly during a snow storm on the way to NJ but have not spent time there. The pics are absolutely beautiful. Based on that, I do not know why Philly was the butt of so many jokes.

Andy and I will be in San Antonio for the 75th AA Convention in July. The Mexican side of my family lives in SA. And I will get to Austin at that time and get to see a kid from Paint Creek Texas whose parents I grew up with. His name is Rick Perry.

I hope they haven't closed Alcatraz yet. Need to get back over there and replace my Alcatraz prisoner's hat which I lost.
msolga
 
  1  
Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2009 05:25 pm
@cicerone imposter,
More great photographs, ci. Thanks. (You're getting good at this! Wink )

Farmer & Thomas, lovely to "see" you! Very Happy
I'd already seen Mr & Mrs ci before. Gosh he takes a lot of photographs!
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farmerman
 
  1  
Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2009 05:26 pm
@Sglass,
Philadelphia had a nasty Quaker reputation during Prohibition and well into the 1950's. It had a reputation of being a patrician, yet provincial city with trict Blue LAws. It has always had a great underground society that existed quietly. Philly was always called "Corrupt and Contented" by writers like Mencken and Twain.
msolga
 
  1  
Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2009 05:29 pm
@farmerman,
Quote:
Philadelphia had a nasty Quaker reputation during Prohibition and well into the 1950's.


Now I'm confused, farmer. Confused
I've never associated "nasty" with Quakers before. Quite the opposite. But mind you, I'm definitely no expert!
Sglass
 
  1  
Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2009 05:31 pm
@farmerman,
I often heard the expression "and the door prize is a weekend in Philly".
farmerman
 
  1  
Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2009 05:33 pm
@msolga,
the nasty , modified "Reputation" not Quaker. Otherwise I would have written it "Nasty-Quaker". Quakers , while pacifist, are sort of passive aggressive types. They push their views by their passivity and the city suffered by the original quaker buisnesses that refused to be open on Sundays. They also dragged the German Lutherans along and intimidated the Jews who were required to have a day of "Rest" by Pa LAw. and the Christian majority forced SUNDAYS on them even though it wsnt their Sabbath.


It was all bullsahit anyway cause there were many underground clubs that my folks used to tell me about. Philly was a huge Jazz cenyter during this period.
farmerman
 
  1  
Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2009 05:34 pm
@Sglass,
No, youve got that wrong. It went like thias


FIRST PRIZE IS A WEEK IN PHILLY

SECOND PRIZE IS TWO WEEKS
Sglass
 
  1  
Reply Tue 17 Nov, 2009 05:36 pm
@farmerman,
I stand corrected General. You are right.
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