Thursday, November 13, 2008
Guess Where I Am Going This Weekend!
Back to Philadelphia! The city where I lived for sixteen years... the best years of my life. My husband was transferred there for his job in 1989. We came as strangers, but we found so many good friends, wonderful neighbors, great restaurants, a bustling, cultural city, and beautiful surrounding areas (Bucks County, the Brandywine Valley, New Hope, etc.)
We felt at home there. I thrived there. I became a different person there. I had grown up fairly sheltered in the Midwest, went to college in the Midwest, and had always lived in the Midwest. I became an "east coaster". I learned to love so many things there. We traveled a lot with good friends while we lived there.... Israel, Greece, Turkey, France, Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean. So many wonderful memories!
We are going back to visit our traveling friends. They are having an engagement party for their daughter. I don't think we will go back to see our house there. I still get too emotional when I see it and realize it's not mine anymore.
I will post some photos next week. Please forgive my gushing... I'm way too emotional!