Yes, I know, I’ve been on somewhat of a song kick this week. But I guess traveling does that to me. Today I’ve been humming Philadelphia Freedom another oldie but goodie from 1975. (I do think it is ironic that both of the songs I have thought about this week were from 1975. I didn’t know that until I looked them up.)
So I guess if you didn’t already know, then you have figured out that I have spent my week in Philadelphia. I have been here on a business trip but I have had some free time to explore on my own. So here are some random things that have come to my mind while I was here.
- Don’t let yesterday’s post fool you, I have really enjoyed my visit to the city but as always when you are on a trip, it will be good to get back home.
- There are a lot of stands here selling Philly Cheesesteaks. You can go on any street downtown without bumping into these places. Do there people who live here really eat that many cheesesteaks? Or are they just for the tourist?
- I did eat a Philly Cheesesteak while here, but that is because they were being served at one of the functions that I was attending.
- I visited the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank while in town. I thought maybe I could get a loan but they must have been out of money because I didn’t get a chance to get any.
- During lunch today I met a couple who were asking me where I was from. When they found out I lived in the country they were fascinated by the fact that I have corn surrounding my house on 3 sides. They remarked how cool it must be to live in the country. I found this funny because the couple I was talking to was from Oahu. Now that just might beat living in the country.
- I have noticed that the nicer the hotel you stay in when you are traveling the harder it is to get internet access. This makes no sense to me but when you stay in a fancy hotel, they usually charge you for internet access. I guess they think you can afford it. But if Motel 6 can offer free internet access then I would think the rest of them could too. Or if I have to pay for it at least make it work properly.
- I hate packing. I always wait until the last minute before starting. Why is it that we procrastinate on those things we don’t like to do. It would make more sense to get them out of the way, but I don’t do it.
- This afternoon I walked down to the historic area of the city. While there I kept thinking about the great men who founded this country and gave us the freedom that we have today. While the freedom that we have in this country is special, it is nothing compared to the freedom that each of us have been given by the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made on the cross. Because of His sacrifice we have freedom from our sins. Now that is a freedom worth writing a song about.
So that is it from Philadelphia, tomorrow I will be home and my wife will have to once again start sharing that king sized bed that she has enjoyed so much this week. Now it is time to go pack.
Do you put off packing until the last moment?
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