Dags Marasigan


Reunion with Roberto Velasco at Philadelphia, PA on 22 November 2008

Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love, is a contrast from what I saw the day before at St. John's, Newfoundland.  The US city was very populous with a significant number of homeless people.

Just like any tourist city, there was a subway from the airport directly to downtown. Peter and I traversed the chilly weather of Philly that I had to warm up up on a steam vent. 

It was an easy walk along the historical spots first at the National Constitution Center, US Mint, Philadelphia Visitor Center, Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, lastly at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

After our historical tour, we met up with my high school classmate, Roberto Velasco.  We had lunch at Pat's King of Steaks and tasted the famous Philly cheese steak.

After lunch, Robert toured us to Penn's Landing where we saw South New Jersey at the other side of Delaware River.  From there, we visited the world famous statue of Rocky Balboa at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

We capped our tour by visiting the Love Park, hung-out at a local bar then headed back to Toronto.