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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cheesesteaks and Prison



We went to Jersey for the weekend for my mother-in-law’s 90th birthday. We had the whole South Jersey/Philly experience: a drive through an old neighborhood with many Italian restaurants and front stoops where much of the music was born that baby boomers still enjoy; original Philly Cheesesteaks at Pat’s Steaks; a meal in a typical diner; and a tour of the Historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. Al Capone and Willie Sutton were housed there, but the place dates back to the 1800’s. Just had to share pictures of the place with you, those crumbling walls were beautiful.

When we arrived back in Orlando Airport we saw a guy in a Zoot Suit, wearing a fedora. He was with a pretty girl with an Andrews Sister hairdo, a 1930s dress and high heels. Her bags were vintage suitcases, the hard brown kind, covered with travel stickers. She said they just like to dress that way. My camera was packed away, darn it.