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Trip Start Dec 18, 2010
Trip End Jan 04, 2011

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Hampton Inn - Philadelphia Airport

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's been a good day. Up early and Bryan took us to the Bloomington airport at 5:30 for a 6:40 flight. Delta through Detroit and then on to Philadelphia to pick up Laura. Took the opportunity in DTW to call the the shuttle company who will be taking us to JFK tomorrow and explained my booking error (told them we were flying out of Newark rather than JFK). One two-minute phone call and we're good to go. Flight into Philly got in a half hour early!

Got to Philly and checked into our hotel (Hampton Inn near the airport) had lunch a Ruby Tuesday near the hotel, waited for Laura. Laura was finishing four papers which needed to be turned in by Noon. She got to our hotel about 2:00 and then it was off to Phily for a stop at an Apple Store (needed a photo connector to download photos to the iPad), then to her apartment. She and Sandy did laundry and packed and I did what every other red-blooded American male would do...walked four blocks to the nearest bar and watched the Flyers on TV while having a few cold ones.

The girls called and then it was off to Tony Lukes for a Philly Cheesteak. Now, Laura and I had been to the more popular (among tourists) Pat's and Gino's for their Philly cheesesteak when I drove her back here in July. I've seen them all on the Food Network and Travel Channel (Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and Man vs.Food). I must say in my humble opinion, Pat's has the best Philly cheesesteak in Philadelphia.

Not much action today...just anticipating the long flight tomorrow from JFK to Tel a Viv.
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Ken Gill Cole on

Vaya con Dios, Amigo! Hasta la vista!


Curt on

Rough 1st day...away from BNO having beer & Philly cheesesteak! Sounds appropriate. Have fun partner!

John Robertson (the younger, better looking one) on

Sounds like you are off to the races - hope that today is going well also!

Mike on

hope all goes well Dave and i have to disagree on the Philly Cheese...Gino's is the best by far...just a dumb Marine's opinion.....but enjoy the trip

Dick on

Dave, We will be thinking about you on Christmas Eve.

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