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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday Roller Skating

Today was beautiful and I ventured down to Philadelphia to go roller skating. I took the high-speed line to 69th Street, then the MFL to Suburban Station. On the way to Suburban Station, I captured this photo of one of the murals:

I posted it on Instagram and Twitter. SEPTA responded on Twitter and thanked me for riding. It made me smile.

I had breakfast, multigrain bagel, and iced chai latte, at Starbucks and walked the 13 blocks to the skating rink. It was a beautiful day and walking was nice. I ran into a Chinese couple visiting from China and gave them a quick history of Independence Mall. They asked me questions and I answered what I could. They were grateful, then we separated because they had a tour coming up and I wanted to get to the skating rink.

I had a nice day roller skating. I skated for an hour and helped a special needs girl learn the basics of roller skating and encouraged her. She was so happy when she could finally skate a little bit of a distance away from the wall. I cheered her on. Before they left, her mother thanked me for helping and being encouraging with her daughter, a lot of people aren't.

It made me feel happy that I could give a little assistance to someone in need. It added colour to my day and added to the good feelings today. It was only 75 degrees this afternoon, it was perfect weather and it felt great feeling the breeze.

Watching the boats sail along the Delaware River was also beautiful. I loved watching a father and his young son watch the boats from the dock. I had to capture the moment:

I look forward to roller skating tomorrow.


  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I'm very happy to know you had another positive skating experience. On the way there you befriended a couple visiting from China and showed them how real Americans treat people from foreign lands - with courtesy and respect. You did the same at the rink. While some people mock and ridicule persons with special needs, you showed patience and kindness as you helped that little girl learn how to skate, earning her gratitude and her mother's. Good for you!

    I love to watch boats come and go, and wish I could have been there on a sunny, mild and breezy day to watch them sail by on the Delaware River.

    I hope the coming week will yield more positive experiences for you, dear friend JM!

    1. Hi, Shady!

      Thank you. :) I enjoy my time walking around and skating. I also enjoy meeting new people, especially new people from different countries.

      You would have had a great time! I didn't want to leave because the shady spot near the river was perfect. It felt great.

      I hope you have a great week ahead as well, dear friend!