Had a couple days off for Christmas but there were work days between those and the weekends, so it didn't feel like a long set of holidays. I hadn't been to Northeast Philadelphia and Bensalem in a while, so I decided to make one pocket query centered around Bensalem and see how many geocaches I could finish off in four days. That, and I had Chinese food since nearly all the other restaurants were closed for the holidays and decided to continue that nightly after Christmas too.
So Tuesday was Northeast Philly and Bensalem. Wednesday (Christmas Day) was Northeast Philly, Bensalem, Hulmeville, and Neshaminy. Saturday was Croydon, Bristol, Levittown, and Fairless Hills. And Sunday was Penndel, Langhorne, Morrisville, and Yardley. Rather strangely for the middle of winter, the days were warm with no snow or ice on the ground. There was only a brief snow shower Tuesday night with nothing sticking. Sunday was rainy, so I didn't do as many geocaches but the rain stopped in time for a dinner side-trip to Chinatown. The only thing that unnerved me was at one cache site in Fairless Hills, I saw someone hiding behind the wall at the edge of a Wawa parking lot, where the cache was. It was night and he was cowering from my flashlight beam. I had no idea what that was about but decided it would be prudent to just leave right away. It's not the first time I've had uncomfortable encounters around that area and I think it may actually be less safe than Northeast Philly.
I hit Philly Chinatown 3 times since Philadelphia is on the way home from Bensalem and street parking was free most of those days. (when I could figure out where the deals were posted on the PPA website anyway) On Saturday, I was window-shopping restaurants (some of those have menus and/or food pictures posted in the window) in Chinatown when I noticed that Xi'an Sizzling Woks has "Chinese hamburgers". I thought the idea was amusing, so I decided to try this restaurant on my next visit. That turned out to be the very next night, so I did get a hamburger. It's pita bread filled with spicy braised pork. I also had spicy beef noodle soup. Overall, their food was pretty good and a bit different from other Chinese restaurants. As a bonus, it's also inexpensive. I'll definitely have to return.