It’s Been a While

Today I had a reprieve from my usual working existence in the metropolis of Glenside to attend a meeting at the Chestnut Hill Hotel. I was glad for this change of venue, primarily because it made me realize that I have not been to Chestnut Hill in far too long. The words “quaint” and “charming” are probably used entirely too much to describe this area of the city, but it truly is. Just the walk to and from the hotel from the train station was great. The walk to the hotel in the morning was spent window shopping along Germantown Avenue, and the way back required a visit to one of the many stores touting their mid-fall sales. It really was mandatory. Would I lie?

It’s funny how Philadelphia has so many great neighborhoods, yet I barely make it to any outside of Center City and Fairmount. This outing has me determined to force my way out of my cocoon and make it to other parts of the city. For you other city dwellers, do you find that you make it to neighborhoods other than your own of a fairly regularly basis, or not so much?

2 Comments so far

  1. jen (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 9:43 pm

    you were right by me! if you took the r8, that is my train too. living here is wonderful. i love it. if it’s nice out come back on sunday for the chestnut hill arts festival. unfortunately i have a family commitment that day :/

  2. Brandyn (unregistered) on October 4th, 2006 @ 7:03 am

    Yep, I took the R8. A really nice train ride to and from Center City, I have to say. I didn’t make it to the Arts Festival this weekend, though I would have love to. I need an excuse to have a day in Chestnut Hill with my hubby!

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