Nick and Cindy Travels

2 friends, 1 '93 Ford escort, 2 iPods and one big dream to drive across the country and all come out alive. Stayed tuned as we follow these former 4Hers driving on the wild roads of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Philadelphia and Amish Country Amazing

We arrived in Philadelphia yesterday after a leisurely drive through Connecticut, a fantastic lunch in Yonkers with our friend Anne Heaton, and a tour of the Bronx. We had the pleasure of gassing up in a town called Cranbury, NJ. Philadelphia has been quite fun so far. The food is excellent, the people are attractive, and the roads are as narrow as they are in Boston.

While we were here, we checked out South Street - a truely trashy/hip fun place to be. They have a South Street Diner that is open 24 hours - just like in Boston! That made us homesick.... or just sick.
Nick had a lot of cheesesteak while Cindy ate weird lettuce/eggplant like things.

We opted not to go to the Philly Art museum, instead we walked around Olde Towne and Cindy forced Nick to see if they could take a tour of the CBS news radio station - KYW - we got a great tour and beautiful KYW coffee mugs - well worth the effort!

We decided it would be a great idea to visit the Amish. We drove to a place called Intercourse, PA. That sounds sick, but we are not making it up. We saw some Amish driving along the road, but did not get out of the car. It was wild to actually see buggies sharing the road with cars.

We came back to Philly and sat in a Coffeeshop and stole some wireless internet and signed up for all this blog stuff. We closed the place down and then sat in the car and found some more wireless and waited for our friend Antje Duvekot to call. Then we ate and went to an open mic at the Lickity Split on South Street hosted by longtime nick and cindy friend, Katie Barbato. We haven't seen her in a long time. She is so funny and crass! I love it.

Now Nick has fallen asleep on the floor of Antje's friend's house and Cindy is typing. This is not full of comedy because it is 1 am and there is tired going on.


here are some pictures:

Cindy in front of the Ben Franklin Bridge. We're not sure that's even the name of the bridge, but it's pretty likely.

Skylinish - Philadelphia

Lancaster, PA has cute rowhouses.

An amish horse and buggy. There are tons of them and they do exist.

Amish country.

Nick walking down Elfreth's Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited street in the U.S.!

Nick in the courtyard of the church that George Washingon went to. Where is the happy?

Foam is sold in the city

City hall is tall and wonderful.

Next up is Atlanta... Peaches, bikes and Uncle Bud.


At 10:36 PM, Blogger professoreric said...

I am so happy that there are foam option where oyu are right now... you two be safe. Please let us know about all of your music fights, and think of me when you listen to Bjork... -e

At 5:33 AM, Blogger MattRadiobeat said...

sweet blog! one of my prison pen pals is from Cranbury, NJ. I will ask him his opinion on the gas there!

Keep up the good driving...and typing. It's a quality read so far. I hope it doesn't get mediocre as the states do!

At 6:52 AM, Blogger littleblindmoses said...

Hey youse guys - I used to live around there - in Reading PA and visited Intercourse teehee many times!

At 7:42 AM, Blogger SouthernFriedKat said...

My dearest darlings, I'm more jealous than I can say. I know that somewhere before or after Atlanta you're going to swing by my little corner of the country. You definitely should make it a point to be in Charleston on May 7, since yours truly is dancing in a burlesque show with barely anything on. I know it's not nearly as exciting as the Amish, but I do what I can... Drive safely my lovelies and I hope to see you soon.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger sneffani said...

hidy ho walpolians!
You know, Meredith lives in Atlanta. She lives on Hollywood Drive or something like that.
Pick something up at TJ Maxx for me. love ya's

At 2:17 AM, Anonymous Caliiiire said...

I like how all your friends are freaking cool music people with web pages. Geez. Way to Out-cool. Only friends I have are like... Lorin...


At 3:39 PM, Anonymous howesfam said...

hi Cindy and Nick,
glad you are having a great trip
Love, mom howes


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