Friday, August 22, 2008


I got into Philadelphia Thursday afternoon. Cynthia wasn't due to come in for awhile, so I spent a good chunk of the day people watching and sightseeing. The two main points of interest were the Reading Terminal Market and The Fabric Workshop and Museum. At the market, I had some really good coffee and looked around at various stands and booths displaying all manner of food items. My favorites were the chocolate shops and the Flying Monkey patisserie. I got their double chocolate brownie and their monkey bars - which were delicious. CLICK HERE to enter their photo album of some of their sweets and lose your mind! At the Fabric Workshop and Museum, I looked at the Ed Ruscha exhibit and saw the new tapestry there. The gift shop was great and the staff was so nice and helpful. Tracy, a really delightful person who works there, showed me some of the Kiki Smith flip dolls.

Eventually Cynthia picked me up and we headed out to the convention center where the show is at.

Today we set up the show and I stayed at the booth mostly and saw lots of folks I haven't seen in a long while. Some from as far back as the Charleston show about two years ago. It was a lot of fun to touch bases again. I'm looking forward to walking around the show a little more tomorrow and snapping some photos (with my new Sony Cyber-shot that Greg and Cynthia got me) and getting some goodies.


Anonymous said...

what a sweet gift. new camera =)
take lots of great pics,andrew.


Andrew Thornton said...

Hurray! It's very nice. I am not used to having one. I am constantly borrowing one to take pictures since the fatal demise of my own. So... it'll take some time to get back in the swing of things, but I'm starting to snap away.