Published: May 6th 2006May 5th 2006
Springtime in Pennsylvania
Scene in southeastern part of the state, just outside Pennsylvania Dutch country. I always like to drive from Philly to Harrisburg, my home town, on the smallest country roads I can find.
So I flew back from Athens to Philadelphia on the news of the ill health of Gilda, formerly married to my late father Norman. Spent time with family and friends while awaiting news from the health front, which terminated unfortunately with loss of life, a funeral, and family togetherness.
Evi flew from Athens to Basel, spent time with her parents and friends, awaiting news from the western hemisphere while making some side trips of her own, to Zurich and to Italy, with Rob and Pascal to their home along the Lake of Lugano. (If Evi had a digital camera you would see some of her picture below.)
During this time I walked the historical and modern streets of Philadelphia and collected some photos which I share with you now.
Evi and I will fly home this coming week, and look forward to joining our SF Bay area friends and neighbors after 6.5 months on the road. We had a great trip, visited 12 countries, witnessed amazing sights and met interesting people of varied cultures. Not having to deal with life's daily minutiae was an added plus!
I will assembly my favorite photos for an upcoming travelblog, in
William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania
His statue stands atop City Hall, the largest municipal building in the United States. At 37 feet (11 meters) tall, the statue of William Penn is said to be the largest single piece of sculpture on any building in the world.
coming days. All the best,
Howie and Evi
There are more photos below