More Travels With Mother




We visited the Philadelphia Magic Gardens in Philadelphia. It is a non-profit organization, folk art environment, and gallery space on South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the largest work created by mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar. The Magic Gardens spans three city lots, and includes indoor galleries and a large outdoor labyrinth. The mosaics are made up of everything from kitchen tiles to bike wheels, Latin-American art to china plates. It is well-worth a visit!


We stay with dear friends in their gracious home when visiting New Jersey. This gate leads into their charming garden. As you would expect, the garden does not disappoint.


Here, Mother enjoys time in the sun. As I have mentioned before, Mother is extremely frugal. I had a new experience on the way home.ย  Just so you know, it is possible to stow eight fresh eggs, three-quarters loaf of bread and eight nectarines in a carry on without crushing them, even if that carry on has two pairs of jeans, two shirts, underwear, a nightgown, and toiletries as well as a heavy-weight three-quarter winter down jacket Mother talked my daughter out of while we were in New Jersey.ย All items got home in perfect condition due to skillful packing and astute delegation.ย  I know you won’t have any trouble guessing who got bags through airport without egg casualties!

Mother is open if anyone is looking for a travel companion.

64 thoughts on “More Travels With Mother

  1. I love traveling with your mother, as long as you are there to narrate. You called her frugal. I call myself a miser. I think frugal sounds much nicer, but I don’t know that I qualify.


  2. South Philly is a unique place. โ˜บ Did you have a cheesesteak while there ?

    Your mom and the travelling eggs…hysterical. Somehow, I get it.

    And if you’re hiring her out, there will be a lot of takers. Never a dull moment. ๐Ÿ’•

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    • How much do you think I could get. I forgot to post. She wore her most favorite walking shoes and the soles broke in half. She didn’t want to buy more because she has four new pair at home. (Believe me, she got a good deal or she wouldn’t have four new pair)She tried to glue them and when that didn’t hold, we had to go to DSW and get some that met her criteria, comfort, price, and color. She won’t pay more than 35% MSRP. Thank God, we found just what she wanted, taupe canvas loafer-looking walking shoes for $19.99. What are the odds on finding that exact shoe?

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  3. I’m impressed with your packing skills! Your mom must be quite a fun traveling companion! I have never heard of the Magic Gardens before but they look really cool. I’m going to put a visit to them on my summer bucket list.

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  4. It does look like an amazing place, Linda. You might have a lot of takers on your offer. ๐Ÿ™‚ By the way, I mentioned your post with the 50 great jokes in my radio programme today. ๐Ÿ™‚

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