Right now I am in some hostel in Pennsylvania, 'cause tomorrow's my dad's birthday so we're on vacation. We had stayed here four years ago, also, and well this place is amazing. In the back there's a garden and a brook-stream type thing with lots of rocks and stuff. When we arrived here today there was this little boy who was romping around barefoot, picking berries and climbing on things. So my brother and I took our shoes off and followed him around for a bit, and I was enraptured by this little blond hippie-spawn who could walk through a patch of thorns wihout a scratch while I emerged with all kinds of stuff sticking out of my feet, and I was wearing slippers too. His name is Miles and he's seven years old. Naturally I compared him to Sean who is just a year younger but they're so different, Sean with his mean face and video games, and then Miles who chases chickens around and goes swimming in the river. I went in the water too, and now my pants are all soaked and I hope I can get them dry by tomorrow.
Miles and his family are here for a week to babysit the hostel while the people who run the place are away in Mexico.
Next time you go on vacation don't settle for a hotel! These things are so much cheaper and it's just like someone's house, except not. And sometimes you get to go on adventures with the little kids you find. Yay for hostels.
We'll be staying here for one night and heading to Philadelphia tomorrow. I'll update and post pictures as soon as I get back.
Okay, we just got back this afternoon. Nothing else really interesting happened. We left the hostel and somehow ended up in Philly. I bought some shits at Urban Outfitters, and then we took this tour (I hate feeling like a tourist) on this bus thing, but it went into the Delaware River and became a boat. Hmm .. then somehow we ended up in this Quaker-licious lodging place, where everyone was all friendly and had one big happy dinner together. Pizza. With vegan options. We sat at some table with this college girl who was having a "peaceful" argument with an old lady about the most intelligent creatures on the earth, and the old lady said we can't assume it's humans, and the girls like, "I can't imagine animals have such variety in their language" .. yadda yadda. I was kind of scared because they were all nice and it sounded like they were brainwashed.
Well we slept over there and crap. And we drove around the Swarthmore College campus the next day. And then we came home.( Hmm .. 3 carefully selected picturesCollapse )