You are so so special, and all of us at Group Two love you so much. We created this map of Lauradelphia, so when you’re walking around you can feel more connected to the people who love you, and to the spots that remind us of you, or of meaningful spots we already have that we want you to know more about so you can feel more connected to us. 🙂 Thanks for making every single day sunny in Lauradelphia!
Mollie <3 2002 Ludlow St.
Oh you know...just the old g2 where we were first blessed with the magic of Laura.
Alexis <3 276 S 20th St.
Its a fave spot of mine and Laura and I have been together a couple times. We actually had a nice dinner there before I rejoined group two 3 years ago <3
Stef <3 130 S 19th St.
rittenhouse - la colombe - g2 ludlow - startin each morning with a smile!
Vicky <3 339 Walnut St
I used to volunteer at the Polish Cultural Center handing out flyers on the street. I'd loop around the area from 3rd to 5th, and always made a point to walk through the 18th-century garden. It's so pretty, I could imagine Ben Franklin strolling through here as he imagined his next innovative contribution to society. I hope it's blooming for Laura!
Melissa <3 210 W Rittenhouse Square
On my lunch breaks, I always loved walking there after grabbing a coffee because it's a nice way to get a feel of nature in the city. Also, it is conveniently located near two of my favorite stores that I always popped into (Athleta & Madewell) and I usually pass Laura's favorite coffee shop (Konditori) on my way there!
Tina <3 Ben Frank Parkway
My spot is on the Ben Franklin Pkwy, about halfway between Logan Square and Eakins Oval. That's where the Philly Marathon start/finish was in 2016 when I ran my first marathon. I wouldn't begin work at G2 until two years later, but running was something that created an instant connection between me and Laur. She's always the first one to ask about what race I had run or was planning to run, and she shares in my excitement.
Kendall <3 Wash Sq. Park
I love Washington Square Park. Since it's right by my apartment, I make it a point to walk through there on my way home when the weather is nice, or I'll go through there on a weekend on my way back from the gym and sit on a bench. It's not as crowded as Rittenhouse Square Park so it's a nice, quiet spot to relax and gives me my little bit of 'suburbs' in the city, especially in the summer.
Georgia <3 1420 Locust St.
It's kind of a long story but quite a few years ago Matt and I befriended a man in his 80's who lives alone with no family in the academy house. We used to meet up every few months and we'd take turns picking the restaurant and hanging out. Sometimes we'd go back to his condo and eat cake after dinner. His name was Herman. He died a few years ago, but we used to have so much fun with our weird friend Herman on our dinner dates. Herman was gay and never told his best friend (his mom). He served in the army in Japan in WWII but never shot a gun (he worked in an office). RIP Herman, Laura would have loved you and you would have been fast friends.
Katie <3 205 S 18th St
My first week at g2 we sat outside for happy hour and really connected for the first time.
Chelsey <3 John F Collins Park
I would pick John F. Collins Park. Right next to her favorite coffee shop. <3
Meg <3 Rit Square (specific bench)
Mine is one of the benches in Rittenhouse Square that overlooks the outdoor seating at Parc. When I need a break, I go there and close my eyes and then open them. That particular spot makes me feel like I could be anywhere - maybe Paris, who knows. I sit and people-watch or look up at the trees. It gives me a little breathing room for a few minutes.