Amid getting meowed at by the traffic, and people handing out what appeared to be tree shaped air fresheners but were really something quite different were some of my experiences in Philadelphia. Needless to say it was really great (especially thanks to my awesome tour guide)! It was also really, really hot. There was a heat index warning while I was there. There was also alot of walking involved, which was very reminiscent of my trapsing around the middle east. Some good friendships were founded, and some great restaurants were enjoyed! It was great to see the Benjamin Franklin? brand of pretty much everything. The Cicadas in the trees were a little unsettling, as I kept expecting rattlesnakes to fall out of the trees (as they sound rather similar).