By the time you read this post I will likely be in Philadelphia. Dottie and I are meeting there to attend the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine annual assembly. I am bringing supplies so I can draw pictures of people at the conference to take careful notes.
I have also packed a map, made dinner reservations for a couple of nights, and thoroughly reviewed the whole SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) system. It's going to be cold there and we might need to take a bus, a train, or a trolley if our ears or toes start to get cold while walking.
I am also packing a hat, mittens, and my secret love neck warmer in addition to about 4 scarves, wool socks, and my warmest coat. Dottie and I do not intend to let a small thing like inclement weather interfere with our plans to see a few sites. I have been told I must see Elfreth's Alley and the Barnes foundation Art Museum. I also plan to get to one yarn store to see the Brooklyn Tweed yarn that is not carried in any local yarn stores close to me. Dottie was very enthusiastic in her desire to accompany me. I have agreed to give equal time to any genealogy investigations she might want to undertake.
I will fill you in on our escapades when we return. Dottie says that "we will do together what we would not do alone". I am not sure what she has in mind, but I am ready!