We arrived in Philly while my friend Alex and his girlfriend Natalie were at work, but they (probably she) had written a nice long welcome letter introducing us to the four cats. We had a lot of fun in the next couple days including a huge dinner, cheesesteaks in the park, and some chill time with a delicious fusion of rooibos-yerba mate tea on the back porch.
We stopped by the Rodin museum and posed by the tortured and contorted images in his Gates of Hell which was ironically the only free piece of art we could get to without paying the admission fee.
JooYeon had asked me who the Mrs. Showalter was that kept appearing on our wedding cards (since she never took my name due to impossible amounts of bureacracy), and so I introduced her in a Woolworths at the wig section...
We also stopped by a coffeehouse across from a haunted old prison which turned out to be our favorite one of the trip so far (we're observing them closely just in case our dreams to open up a cultural cafe ever materialize).