Well under some really hectic circumstances (like exactly 12 hours notice to pack up and get everything to PHL) I have arrived.
I am without car, and stuck in a nutritional dead zone. That means the only place to get groceries is a gas station. I assume I will die a swift death from hot dog nitrate poisoning.
After doing some snooping and adventuring I found two parks. One with an awesome 1/2 mile track and soccer field. The other one is a nature preserve. During my run I learned three things.
#1 Run with mace.
Last night I had a nightmare I was going to get knifed during my year in Philadelphia. I feel like maybe that was a little dramatic. However the ratio to weirdo’s asking if needed a ride while I am clearly running and in running clothes is bothersome. So maybe getting knifed is less of a concern then kidnapped by some weirdo.
I also hit the jackpot for drift wood for craft projects! Or maybe its just garbage that has floated down stream. In any case I’m going to scavenge. Making a bow and arrow is on my to do list while in Philadelphia.
#3 Steal a car
I also learned that women can’t drive here… Really? How did she get her $300 toy stuck in the muddy water? What 5 year old doesn’t know that you can’t go muddin in a Barbie jeep? I’m really tempted to make a salvage operations for the vehicle. If you already forgot I’m without a car!