Rick arrived from Pheonix Thursday night. Apparently I scowled at him when he crossed the security check point. Honestly, I wasn't scowling but I had already chased around some other guy who looked a lot like Rick and didn't I feel foolish when i realized it wasn't Rick...and he didn't look very Rick like. Got rid of the goatee and just had this handlebar mustache.
I said, "You look like a walrus." Always a good way to open the conversation when you haven't seen a friend in a year.
Lee and Melanie arrived Saturday and now the whole gang was here. That night Natalie threw a smashing BBQ and a good time was had by all.
Sunday saw the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (because you must do that if you go to Philadelpia) and then we took a tour of the Eastern State Penatentury, which is very cool.
Monday was Atlantic Cty. I won $25! Hey,I know to quit when I'm ahead. Snagged stuffed animals from the crane machine, Melanie bought two skirts from a shop on the boardwalk, and basically my feet were killing me. They still are.
Tuesday we did a little tour of the Revolutionary War barracks in Trenton, which was surprisingly cooler than I expected it to be. My feet hurt there, too.
Yesterday Lee said I exhausted him, which is a feather for my cap. Lee has boundless energy and it's impossible to tire him, but I did it. And lots of walking. Lots of it.
Now everyone's gone and I miss them and my apartment is empty. *sad mel* Oh, sure, Andy's here and then there's the cats, but I miss people.
I know my narrative was not really expansive, but I'm dead tired. I didn't get to sleep until midnight because I didn't want to say good-bye. (That sounds far more Drama Queen than I intended.)