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Old 07-27-2015, 04:48 PM   #21
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And don't forget to buy a soft pretzel.

I worked in downtown Philadelphia for over 15 years. Pretzel vendors would be at almost every corner, storing their pretzels in their armpits to keep them warm. In warm weather.....sleeveless t-shirts were often worn, and the pretzels were still in the armpit.

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Old 07-27-2015, 06:03 PM   #22
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Buy your pretzels at a storefront like ...
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:39 PM   #23
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And don't forget to buy a soft pretzel.

I worked in downtown Philadelphia for over 15 years. Pretzel vendors would be at almost every corner, storing their pretzels in their armpits to keep them warm. In warm weather.....sleeveless t-shirts were often worn, and the pretzels were still in the armpit.

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My favorite pretzel vendor story. At least 50 years ago, my Mom took me on a center-city walking trip. She loved to shop at Lit Brothers at 8th and Market. We walked along Market Street, and on each corner was a pretzel vendor. We were stopped, waiting for the light to change, and a nearby pretzel vendor took out a handkerchief, blew his nose in it, and then wiped the inside glass of the case.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:44 PM   #24
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FYI, my sister lives near Philly and recently said that traffic in and out of the city is horrible nearly all the time right now as they are rebuilding many bridges on the main highways at the same time. So you may want to get your hotel room in the downtown area so you don't need to navigate the roads every day. The train/subway system is decent if you ignore the panhandlers in the stations.
There is always work on the bridges. LOL.

I think your sister may be referring to the work on the road bridges over Vine Street.

Construction on Vine Street Expressway bridges has begun

You should come late September. Should be a real joy. Many businesses are closing on Friday, as employees will not be able to get through the security perimeter.
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I was thinking they were referring to I-95...
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