I spent September of 2000 in New Jersy, just outside of Philadelphia. My impression of the area was that New Jersy was too much of a business park but just across the river was beautiful. Reading about David McCusker’s trip to Pittsburgh reminds me of this. Philadelphia had lots of stone houses, rolling hills and quaint neighborhoods. I spend a lot of time in the Irish area on the eastern part and had real scones in an Irish coffee shop.
It was an awesome city and I’d love to live in the area. Hills are great things!