This weekend was quite the city adventure! A few friends and I decided to take advantage of the fact that we live right next to the ‘city of brotherly love’. I had wanted to master the SEPTA system for a while now, too. On Saturday, the Penn State and Temple football game was at the Lincoln Financial Field. We geared up in Penn State attire (GO LIONS) and took the SEPTA Broad Street Subway line. Strangely enough, I had never been on a subway before! I was shocked to find out a round trip (or 2 tokens) is only $3.10…how cheap!
Once we got out of the subway, I was in some form of culture shock. Temple and Penn State students are very very very different from Arcadians. There were masses of people dressed in cherry/white and blue/white, shouting at each other. We’d hear the “WE ARE!” chant and in response a strange owl noise. It was definitely a rush and got us pumped for the game. Of course, Penn State won. :]
On Sunday was the Walk 4 Hope, a charity walk to raise money for Women’s Cancer. One of the Arcadia Alumni started a team for the college and we all took the train down to the city together. This time we took the train from Glenside to Market Street. One thing I love about cities is that there is always an event going on. On this Sunday morning, there was some type of marathon down Market Street. Music was playing and runners filled the road – how cool! Our team walked down to South Street and met up with all the other charity walkers. Here, we got free t-shirts :) and flashy beads, bells, and buttons!
We started our walk over the Ben Franklin Bridge and finished back at South Street. The view of the city skyline from the bridge was absolutely breath-taking! When we got back to South Street there was a bunch of free beauty products and food waiting for us…yay!
The train ride back was a piece of cake. At this point, I feel like I am a train master…maybe I should just be a conductor! JK I’ll stick to Forensic Science.
BTW - My very first college exam was yesterday! It was a 3 chapter test in Biology and I think I did veeery well! We’ll see what kind of grade I got on Wednesday (keep your fingers crossed).