Friday, 15 October 2010

More Philadelphia

We shifted hotels to the Marriot in Downtown Philadelphia. Only $20 per night more expensive than the delipadated Comfort Inn and about 500% better.

We went to the Philadelphia Art gallery, rated No 3 in the whole USA. It also has the steps featured in the 'Rocky' movies and now has a Rocky statue to the side of the east entrance. It started to rain while we were in the gallery, only the second time in the 3 weeks that we've been in the US.

They have some big name works here -you've probably heard of the guys who painted these pics. Van Gough, Cezanne and Monet are the ones featured. Photography without flash was permitted and security was tight in each gallery.

 Getting strong now!
We chatted at the Rocky statue with a bunch of young people from Slovenia who were having a ball travelling. We took some pics of them as a group and they took these shots of us.
 Outlook from top of steps.
I looked online and saw that the first practice for the Phillip Isl MotoGP was delayed and then held in terrible weather.

Friday night around 6.30pm the fire alarm in the Marriot went off. The PA announcement said to stay where you are and await further info. On the 8th floor we thought the stairs were possible for us. We looked out in the corridor and a young lass approached us in a distressed state. Just as we were about to head down the stairs (against the advice) the 'all clear' was given. Glad we weren't on the 21st floor as originally planned. We had checked in very early and took the 8th floor room rather await our high floor request.

Good luck and safe riding Geoff in NZ on your 24 hr 'Grand Challenge' endurance run - I look forward to hearing all about it.

There is a link to Geoff's blog on my sidebar. or click here.

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