We started the morning off at uncle Bill’s diner for pancakes and eggs.
The food was great and our waitress was actually from Philadelphia so she was able to give us some tips on where to go and what to do. After a quick 30 minute walk along the Wildwood boardwalk.
Julie and I headed to Wawa for fuel and then off to Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell, eat some cheesesteaks and find some new friends at the Arthur Ashe Youth tennis center (Legacy).
We left Wildwood and took 47 to 55 into Philadelphia, with a quick stop at Barbs Harley to get Julie some new boots and a new clip for her helmet mic (OK we had to get a new helmet mic because they don’t sell the $1.00 clips, anybody need a helmet mic?)
After Barb’s we went to Independence hall area, at this point it was about 100°. So after finding a parking garage and doing a quick change to shorts in the parking garage we went for some Philly cheesesteaks at Campo’s. After eating some great food we walked around Independence Hall and walked through the Liberty Bell pavilion.
With our sightseeing quotient for the day and without Cindy here to help us learn we decided to get on the bike and head north to Scranton Pennsylvania to prepare for the next day ride through the Catskills. But on our way out of Philadelphia interstate 76 was at a dead stop and a huge storm with rain, lightning and hail was on top of us. Thank God there was an accident about 100 yards ahead of us and we were able dash off the interstate and ran into a huge building that turned out to be a great USTA tennis facility. We met some really nice people willing to let us hide inside from the storm.
After the great storm of 2019 passed we jumped on the bike and onto the Pennsylvania Parkway for a beautiful ride up to Scranton with the temperature having dropped 10° at a minimum.
What a great day I wonder what happens tomorrow (Which is really today because I’m writing this blog one day late)