Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Schuylkill River Trail, Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Spaghetti Warehouse

Sunny, 90-95°F. It was a hot day but 17 geocaches along the section of the Schuylkill River Trail between Norristown and Conshohocken were waiting for me to find. So find them, I did. I actually started with #17 in the series in Norristown because I wanted to be different. I also didn't do the whole stretch in one 6-mile round trip hike. Instead, I moved the car a few times to cut the hike down to roughly 4.5 miles. Why? Because that's about how far I can walk before my hip becomes sore. Yay for physical limitations! Anyway, most of the 17 geocaches were easy. There were a few that required a harder search. I didn't see #15 at first but I got an idea after finding another cache in the series and came back to it. Sometimes, it's too easy to overlook the obvious.

After I was done with the SRT series, there was still a lot of time before dinner so I did a bunch of quick geocaches in the Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy areas of Philadelphia. Well okay, some weren't so quick. At around 8pm, I decided it was time to head into Philadelphia for dinner but I stopped for one more cache along the way because "The Tin Man Returns" was right along my route.

Dinner was at Spaghetti Warehouse in Philadelphia to use the Spaghetti Warehouse birthday coupon. I haven't been going to downtown Philadelphia very much, but for free spaghetti and sundae, I'll do it! I had spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread, and Spumoni sundae. Service was somewhat lacking this evening but since most of the meal was free, I won't gripe any further.

There was a cache just a few blocks from Spaghetti Warehouse, so I did that after dinner; never mind that it was already 11:40pm. "Horse Hotel 1" was pretty quick though. Sometimes, geocaches surprise me by being in the very first place I check, even when I don't know what I'm doing. It's in a seedy, decaying section of Philadelphia. The only business open at night was a dive bar and many of the buildings were boarded up. I guess this part of the city is waiting for a mass exodus back from suburbia, any decade now.

Tags: conshohocken, geocaching, norristown, philadelphia, schuylkill river trail, spaghetti warehouse

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