10/19/2022 -Before making it to our campground in Maryland, we stopped off to run the Rocky steps in Philadelphia.
We were able to park across the street and walk to the steps. Without having to pay.
There is a statue of Rocky and a plaque on the right side of the art museum before you go up the steps. As we walked towards it, a man offers to take our picture and asks for money. “$10 or $20, I’m homeless I gotta get me something to eat, I do this for a living.” We decide to let him take our pictures, but in the rush of the moment I didn’t get to take one of just Mitch.
There was another guy at the top of the stairs selling Rocky t-shirts, so we bought a couple from him. He then took a bunch of pictures of us at different points of interest. Um yeah, can I get back to taking the pictures and not being in them so much?
They have fountains and falls that run down on both sides as well, but since it’s fall they were shut off for the winter. After visiting the steps we went across the street to see the Washington Monument.
The photos that follow, without captions, are different views of the monument.
After we visited these historical landmarks we decided to find a Philly cheesesteak. I mean while we’re in Philadelphia, get one right? Well, we heard about one place from a local, and mapped our way there. The signs are confusing and we parked in an area up the street from a sign that said pay to park by your license plate, so we thought we were good to go. I see a man under a blanket eating some ruffles, I ask him if he was hungry and would like a sandwich, to which he says, “sure I’d like that.”so I tell him we’ll be back and I’ll bring it to him. We walk up the street for couple blocks, we can’t find the restaurant, then we realize it’s not there anymore and we get back to a $36 parking ticket on our windshield. We couldn’t have been gone for more than 10 minutes! Now, I’m telling ya, that man on the street, that I offered to buy a sandwich for is the only who could’ve told parking enforcement that we were there. I mean in that short amount of time! Do they have some kind of set up where he calls “the man”? Unless he’s parking enforcement, posing as a homeless person? Who knows. Anyway, I tell him “I’m sorry, we didn’t find the restaurant” and he said “that’s ok.” We decided to scrap the whole idea and just hit the road.
We made it to Greenbelt national park campground in Maryland where we’ll be staying for 5 days.
It’s a nice park in the middle of the city of Greenbelt and only 10 minutes from DC. The cars kinda sound like the ocean, squirrels are running about and leaves are falling.
No electricity or water but hey, we got a good internet connection here. Hallelujah, I’ll take that any day, we got a generator.
While I caught up on writing today Mitch mapped out our adventures and sights to see for the next few days. we’ll keep ya posted.