cobble-wood-stone/brick thing?

13 Oct

What do you call a cobblestone street, made out of wood?

One of the things I love about dates with John:

J: What are two things about Camac Street that make it unique?

A: It’s one of the prettiest streets in the Gayborhood?

J: What are three things about Camac Street that make it unique?

A: Spill!

J: It’s the only street in Philadelphia that’s a palindrome…you like palindromes!

A: …

J: It’s the only street in Philadelphia that’s made out of wooden cobblestones!

A: That’s a thing??

J: Yes!  They did it in order to reduce the noise from horse trotting down it.  But it turned out to be a terrible idea.  Wood is porous, so it soaked up all the horse urine and dung and smelled…well, like urine and dung.  They decided to keep it as a relic.  It’s horribly expensive to maintain.

Did I mention that John went on a 12-hour free tour of Philadelphia last week?

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2 Responses to “cobble-wood-stone/brick thing?”

  1. Megan October 14, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    I love your husband! I love this conversation where I get to hear both of your voices! I love you!

    • annaojesus October 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

      What a sweet note! I love you back!!! And thanks, I love my husband too…he and you are similar in that you are both so ridiculously adventuresome and endearing 😉

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