The City that Loves You Back always surprises me. The view below is from my 32nd floor perch at the Loews Philadelphia tonight, looking east down Market Street toward New Jersey. Although I’m a Boston snob, I am really beginning to like Philly, especially its amazing restaurant scene, its gracious neighborhoods like Chestnut Hill, Rittenhouse Square, and Society Hill.
It wasn’t easy getting here this morning, however. I had a 6 a.m. flight that was, without question, the most horrifying takeoff I’ve ever experienced. As soon as we turned onto the end of the runway, a major, blinding snow squall began to swirl around the airport, and the co-pilot even came out from the cockpit to inspect the wings and make sure there was no ice on them.
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