Today we had a date with our favourite Philly boys.
First row - this is quite possibly the school Babe attended. Front Street is the street he grew up on - but it is a long street and we only saw a small section of it - most of this stretch was businesses but there were a few houses - so Babe probably grew up in a place like this.
Babe’s statue is at Herron Playground - which is a kids water park. Gosh he was a bit of a hottie, and he could dance (he won Jitterbug competitions), which is always extra points.
We then went to Winton Ave, which is where Wild Bill Way is, but once we got there I rechecked an article and discovered that Wild Bill Way is only one block of Winton Ave - about 2.5km away, and we were not in the mood for spending more money on another bus or walking so we didn’t get to Wild Bill Way.
We did however venture out to the Delaware County Veterans Memorial - which is about an hour by train and bus out of central Philly, and visited Bill! It’s kinda nice that this statue portrays Bill later in life instead of as a young soldier - it brings a certain reality to things - many vets did not return whole, but a lot of them still managed to soldier on as best they could and make the most out of life. The statue is much larger than life - like Bill himself.