Snow go in Philly
The snow came, a lot of it in fact. The whole of the east coast of America has been buried
and 27 inches fell here according to the news reports so we have had today in Philadelphia. What really surprised us though, was how the city just came to a juddering halt, almost London style. No one was out on the streets, the roads were not cleared, the shops and restaurants weren't open, the downstairs Sta
rbucks shut two hours after it opened because the staff were worried about getting home and the h
otel put a note under the door saying there was no room service or no housekeeping. Shameful. Chicago - hold your snowy head up high because the Windy City just turns it's collar up against 27 inches of snow!
We weren't dressed for it but we had a little walk around the impressive City Hall
, which came into more focus as the day grew older and the snowy skies cleared. We walked around the row houses and what looked like trendy but closed bars and boutiques of Rittenhouse Square and then we people-watched in the lobby bar of the Ritz Carlton. A rich and classy Jewish wedding sat uncomfortably next to a much more trashier looking nuptial
The snow stopped at around 3pm, and tonight's sky has been very clear so we hope that our flight gets out early tomorrow to the sunnier clime of Ft Lauderdale in Florida.