It was one of the beautiful Saturdays in March 2010 -- the 20th, to be exact. A motley crue assembled itself, almost by accident and made the journey up through Chestnut Hill to walk the Forbidden Drive, which follows the Wissahickon Creek. The Wissahickon Valley Park is part of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park system.
We tried to get ice cream, but the place was closed so we ended up at Bruno's Restaurant instead for a variety of artery-clogging food.
Our merry hikers: Helmut Altneder, Benedikt zur Hausen, Michael, John Sands, Bayrex Marti, and yours truly.