It’s July 4th and what would this day be without celebrating the birthday of the country in the place where the Declaration of Independence was written , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania .
I have been to Philadelphia many times but not in the past couple of years and especially not on July 4th.
I rode the 2:35pm Megabus ,which starts at 34th Street and 11th ave.
It’s supposed to be a 2hr ride depending on traffic , but with the way the driver was driving it might be shorter.
It seemed as though he either wanted to get home to eat some food , see the firecrackers or maybe he had a plane to catch because he went through the Lincoln Tunnel really fast.
When I and the other passengers finally settled in , the driver made several announcements .
One of which I really wasn’t in the mood to hear.
‘This bus will only be making ONE stop in Philadelphia today. Due to the July 4th parade , we will NOT be stopping at 6th and Market Street . ‘
Wouldn’t you know it?
That’s the stop that’s the closest to the hostel that I’m staying at .
It’s only 3-4 blocks away from 6th and Market.
I was going to have to do one of two things .
Take the SEPTA train from 30th street down to 2nd Street or walk 27 blocks to the Hostel.
As I’m only staying one night, I don’t have that many bags.
As the bus is getting closer and closer to Philly , I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet.
No matter what I decide to do , all that matters is that I’m spending America’s 243rd birthday in America’s first capital , Philadelphia .