Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fairmount Park Gem

A couple of years ago I was reading an excerpt from a site called Hidden City and it described a long forgotten bridge/tunnel that was part of a now defunct transit system. I had some time on my hands (for once) and I needed some exercise, so I ventured out and followed the directions given in the article. Low and behold, there it was, though I almost passed it if not for some intricately positioned bricks popping up from the ground. Here's what I saw and you can read more about it here.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Go Nova!

Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions
Parade in Center City, 4/8/16
Photos from KShock.

Remembering the 2016 Flower Show


One thing I did different from previous years, is that I went later in the evening, like 5pm.  I soon realize this is the best time to go because the big crowds are gone and you don't have to wait behind people to see the exhibits.  It was fantastic!!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Little Blue Penguins Have Arrived.

Introducing Australia's little blue penguins, the newest addition to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden .
My family went to the Blue Party Friday night and had a great time. 
The Blue Party was for annual members . It was a fun way to welcome the penguins to the Aquarium. 
For more information go to: http://www.adventureaquarium.com

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pope Francis Two Day Visit to Philadelphia

This is just a quick run down of the Pope's visit. 

For those like me, who are not attending any of the public events but traveling this weekend please click on the link below to know what bridges are close and where you can park.

 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

8:40 a.m. - Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul

10:30 a.m. - Pope Francis will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. The event is not open.

4:45 p.m. - Pope Francis will visit Independence Mall in Philadelphia.
   
7:30 p.m. - Festival of Families at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway outside the Philadelphia Art Museum, where Francis will attend. This festival is open to the public, but requires a ticket.  Ticket are no longer available.


Sunday, September 27th

9:30 a.m, Pope Francis will meet with bishops at St. Martin's Chapel in St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. Private event.

11:00 a.m - Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility

4:00 p.m. - Closing Mass for the World Meeting of Families.The Mass will be held outside the Philadelphia Art Museum and is open to the public, but a ticket is required.  Tickets are no longer available.

7:00 p.m. - Pope Francis will formally meet with organizers, volunteers and benefactors involved with the World Meeting of Families. Closed to the public.

8:00 p.m. - Pope Francis will depart for Rome from the Philadelphia International Airport
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For more information go to:
http://www.popefrancisvisit.com/schedule-category/pope-francis-visit-philadelphia-schedule/