January 4th, 2014

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New Year's Eve & Day, End of 2013

For the New Year holidays, I once again went geocaching in Bucks County, north of Bensalem, and then had even more Chinese food in Philly Chinatown. It's a plan that worked so well over the Christmas holidays that I just had to do it more! So, on Tuesday, I visited Lower Makefield, Yardley, and Newtown. Then on Wednesday, I hit Upper Makefield, New Hope, Buckingham, and Doylestown. Wednesday's trip included a nice walk on the towpath by the frozen Delaware Canal in New Hope.

One irksome thing about parking in Philly Chinatown is it's hard to find out what parking specials, if any, are in effect. The Philadelphia Parking Authority has a website and a Twitter feed. However, the Twitter feed doesn't post every single discount and is sometimes late in doing so, while on the website, such information is buried in the blog or somewhere obscure that few would think to check. I guess it's not really in their best interest to actively promote those deals since they get some revenue from folks who don't know. Metered parking was free on New Year's Day but while walking to the restaurant, I noticed that six people had needlessly paid for parking.

2013 Mini-ReviewCollapse )

The caches...Collapse )