Philly Cheese Saints
A Sunday in Philadelphia then after our flight to Florida this morning got cancelled as did nearly all the flights out of Philly today. The local news stations justified the complete standstill of the city by telling us over and over that it was the second worse snowstorm in it's history
. The city was desolate again today enhanced by Superbowl Sunday but we dug the car out and did some shopping and had a brisk walk in temperatures that were above freezing. The sun shone and made big indents into the snow and I hope that the airport spent the day wisely getting itself ready for tomorrow when we need to be on the lunchtime Miami flight.
Meanwhile last night in the hotel Nicky Bailey was obviously busy
with other people's wives and didn't make it but what sounded like hundreds of high school kids did as they partied and shouted into the early hours preventing us from getting hardly any sleep. An unwanted fire alarm then joined in until our (eventual false) alarm went off at 4.30am.
Once we found out our flight was cancelled we complained to the hotel
manager, and then asked for another night and credit where credit is due they have been brilliant and comped us a free night and an upgrade to a very nice suite.
It is here that I write this with a glass of wine, which I have just raised to the New Orleans Saints
, who have become Superbowl champions for the first time in their history by beating Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts 31-17. Congratulations to a very deserving city.