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    Komorebi and I went to the Philadelphia Bike Expo last week. We borrowed the idea of driving to Phoenixville and biking into Philadelphia on the Schuylkill River Trail from Ed and Mary.

    On a freshly paved section that was wide.


    We went to the Franklin Institute the first night which had an exhibit with the Terracotta Warriors from China. Huge statue of Franklin inside:


    Komorebi was cajoled into a pose.


    Recreation of the warriors original paint.

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    Then we had fancy rolled ice cream in Chinatown. Philly has a large and active Chinatown.


    Ice cream bliss.


    Mr. Happy was there working a side gig.



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    Quote Originally Posted by judd View Post
    then we had fancy rolled ice cream in chinatown. Philly has a large and active chinatown, which, in the 1940s, had several restaurants that bought their meat from Notis and Sons, Reading Terminal Market (and yeah, it was treif)
    ftfy.

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    We went to Independence Hall Saturday morning. Here’s the chair George Washington sat in.


    Pretty fall foliage in the grounds.


    Everywhere you go you find a great person from Illinois.


    Liberty Bell!

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    Benjamin Franklin’s gravesite is a popular attraction. The cemetery contains several notable Americans and seems to be run by a nonprofit similar to Congressional Cemetery.



    We found the perfect bike for reji at the Expo.


    We also found the perfect bike for me.


    They also had stuff for Emm.

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    Poe lived in Philadelphia and one of the six houses he lived at survives. It’s operated by the NPS.


    The cellar is thought to have inspired The Black Cat.


    Philly has a bikeshare system that we rode to Poe’s house.


    There’s lots of public art and murals in Philadelphia. This was next to the Poe House.

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    One of the exhibitors is an artist that is in a band (NIL8) from Springfield, IL that has been one of my favorite bands for over 20 years. This is one of the best things that has ever happened.



    I bought two sweet prints of Abraham Lincoln on a bike from him.


    Waiting on a train to pass on the bike ride out of Philly.




    Hope you enjoyed and remember, Benjamin Franklin is always watching you.

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    Not mentioned is that they went to Monk's Cafe and *did not have any beer.* I do not approve of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    Not mentioned is that they went to Monk's Cafe and *did not have any beer.* I do not approve of that.
    This was the hardest part of the trip. We went to Monk's on the way out of town which was a 27 mile bike ride. Every time I've had a beer before or during a ride has been really rough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Every time I've had a beer before or during a ride has been really rough.

    So then you should be used to it.

    I'm from Philly, yo. Grew up in the 'burbs and lived in Center City from 88-99.

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