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After the game, I made my way back over to the Subway with half the arena. There were a couple of trains waiting in the station, which was the end of the line, and they soon filled up. It was quite confusing as people were running to one train, then watching the other and changing trains at the last minutes. They obviously just wanted to save a couple of minutes, as all the trains were heading in the same direction up Broad Street ...
... we came across Jims Steak house, famous for its Cheesesteaks with visitors like Kobe Bryant and Densel Washington. Certainly worth trying, the Philly cheesesteak was incredible and just what we needed after a long walk round the city in the single figure temperatures. After dinner at Jims we walked back to the hostel around 6pm where we booked our greyhound for the ride to New York! And there we called it a ...
... s Alley, which claims to be the oldest street in the U.S. dating from the 1690's. Most likely St. Augustine would beg to differ. It was such a quaint area---much like a trip back in time with its narrow cobblestone street and lovely restored homes. We passed the Quaker Meeting House on the way back to the hotel and stopped in. Very interesting and quiet, out of the beaten bath.
... some of the monuments I hadn’t seen before such as Christ Church, Headhouse Market, Elfreth’s Alley, and Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church. Somewhat farther south near the Delaware River is another NPS unit, Gloria Dei Olde Swede’s Church, the first Swedish Lutheran church in America dating from colonial times. Although a National Park unit, it still functions a working church but is part of a different Protestant denomination that has no connection to its ...
Life is crazy.
Yup, that about sums it up!
But really, we didn't have a specific neighborhood to work in this week, so we jumped around a lot. The team was introduced to an unfamiliar organization called Rebuilding Together. Apparently they have a presence in other cities as well, given that fellow corps members from different teams also came back later at transition with t-shirts bearing the same name. From what I gathered (and feel free to actually look ...