A Diabetes “meeting of the minds” took place on June 21st, 2008 at the Applebee’s on City Line Ave in Philadelphia. It’s safe to say that Philadelphia will never be the same!!
The lemonade Tour, organized by Alison, hit Philly in a big way. Hannah, Scott, and I brought along a few t3’s for good measure and the fabulous Betty Jackson and Gary Schiener rounded out our group.
I have to say, all in attendance had a wonderful time. To actually meet a few dBlogville citizens face to face was awesome, dare I say...spectacular? Screw it! IT WAS KICK ASS!
We talked (some might say bitched) about the Big D, and laughed loud, and often with a group who “got it!”
I brought along my good friend Emily. Emily recently gave up the Law and is now studying nursing. Being at a table chock full of t1’s quite the education for her…. Imagine, a group of t1’s bitching and blousing at the Applebee’s. Lessons (i.e. shit) like that can’t be taught in a textbook!
After a lunch, which included Applebee’s Shooters for dessert. We said our goodbyes to Betty, Emily, and Gary, and Hannah and Allison followed me back to Philly.
Then we went to South Street for some shopping and met up with Scott & Joe for some dinner at Marrakech.
The food: FABULOUS,
The quantity: INSANE
The Belly Dancing – KINDA NUTS
The company: THE BEST
We had a blast!
We walked back to my house ( and tried to walk off our Food Baby Bellies) and then Allison and I drove Hannah back to Ardmore so she could Rock and Roll with her husband, who was recording tracks at very hard to find music studio. Still, we dropped off our precious Dorkabetic to her T3.
By the time Allison and I returned to Philly it was well past 1 a.m.
We slept in late, grabbed breakfast (which neither of us could eat) and then headed off to Independence Hall. Tickets were sold out, but at the last minute, a Tour from Oregon offered us 2 extras. It was truly kismet. FYI: Independence Hall is much smaller inside than out, but gorgeous just the same!
After that, Alison hit the road and went back to Jersey. As for me, I took a much needed nap!
The weekend was truly "diabetesalicious!"
A special thanks goes out to Scott for emailing the group Photo's ASAP! THANKS!!!