I always assumed that the Rothman Rink at City Hall always opened the same time the Blue Cross River Rink at Penn’s Landing opened, Black Friday. Last Friday when I was walking near Center City, I noticed Rothman Rink opened that night, on the 8th. I didn’t have my skates, since I didn’t know, and I vowed to come back on Sunday.
I went back on Sunday! After I had breakfast with the Jewish group at Kfar (I didn’t get any pictures), I went to the Rothman Rink. I always go to the River Rink since I can go free, but if that rink is closed, I’ll pay the $5 entrance fee for Rothman. I paid the $5 and I was ready to ice skate!
I did well! I only fell once, towards the end. It was 50 degrees that day and the ice showed. I didn’t let the cracks deter me and I remembered what Erin taught me in NYC back in March. I was chatting with two figure skaters and they said I was rocking it. That made me feel good. 🙂
Dilworth Park and the Philadelphia Flower Society has their annual holiday/winter display up. I took a photo with one of the apiaries on Friday and I wanted to take more, especially with tattoo #2. I ran into two teenaged girls and asked them if they wanted to play photographer. They agreed, I handed them my camera, and they had fun taking photos of me and my tattoo. They absolutely adored the tattoo and it made me feel good. The beautiful photos made me feel good too and I was grateful that they were willing to take photos. I returned the favour and took fun photos of them as well. We all had fun!
Look at all that joy! I actually made a holiday card for myself, for my Happiness Box of the tattoo images. I used the one of my back and me not looking, the one of me looking over my shoulder, and the phrase outlined with the evergreen. I can’t wait to get it. 🙂
I ended the day on South Street, at Bahn Mi and Bottles. GF bao buns with brisket and enoki pho. I took half of the pho home and had it on Monday.
Oh, walking back to Center City, I passed a pet store and they were selling Humptee Trumptee dog toys. I had to get a photo for dad and created my own poem:
Humptee Trumptee sat on a wall, Humptee Trumptee had a great fall. All of the Republicans' horses and all of the Republican men tried to put Humptee Trumptee together again.
I had a great day!