How to ride the el:
Tip #1- Sit near the station sign so you remember where you are. Also, look as mean and/ or bored and affected as you can so no one sits beside you on the bench.
Tip # 2- Put your feet up on the wall in front of you. People will think you’re cool and/or hard and won’t try to sell you incense.
How to eat out with friends:
Tip #3- When you arrive at your destination, demand a windw seat and then as soon as the food arrives claim the biggest piece and eat it before anyone else has a chance.
We were in Philadelphia today. Actually the pictures are out of sequence. We took the train downtown with friends to treat Danielle to a birthday dinner at a tapas place. Ok, there weren’t truly authentic tapas but the food was really good all the same and the place had great atmosphere. I think that everyone really had a good time. I tend to not care for beer-battered items but the beer battered shrimp were so good but that could be the sangria talking. Chase loved everything. I got her her own little plate of mashed plantain and sweet potato and she cleaned it before also devouring chicken wings, asparagus spears and of course my dessert. I hear that this good eating phase is quickly replaced by a picky eating phase, I’m not looking forward to that at all. Here’s where we ate. Erin, this might be a place worth checking out next time you’re there. It’s just a few blocks from Cuba Libre.