Today, Boo and I took the day off from visiting Hippie Colleges to see some of the sites in the City of Brotherly Love. We took a walking tour of “The Real Philadelphia” — meaning that it covered non-founding fathers sites. (Yes, there are some of them in Philadelphia.) Our guide was a millennial with the mandatory bushy beard that ruined an otherwise attractive face. (What is it with kids these days? And yes, I believe he was a cis-gendered male. But these days, one never knows. Also, I just discovered that WordPress autocorrects “cis” to “customer.”) Anyway, we learned a lot about graffiti, Smedley Darlington Butler and the “Business Plot” to stage a fascist coup against FDR, and Button Gwinnett (see the clip below). And we walked. And walked. And walked.
My feet may never recover. But they have no choice. (Not that my feet have their own independent thought processes but whatever.) Tomorrow, we take another walking tour — this time the subject is our founding fathers. I believe most of the founding fathers were customer-gendered, but what with the hair, anything is possible. Then we drive to New England to prepare for a visit to one indisputably hippie college (alma mater of one of the gentlemen below) and a “might as well since we’re in the neighborhood.”
(LMM and Colbert explain Button Gwinnett.)
Next up — Days 3 and 4
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