When I left Philadelphia on a bicycle trip a few months ago, there was a big gathering at the El Bar to see me off. Now people are at the El Bar again to celebrate that my tires touched the Pacific and I made it back alive.
A group of ten people met at the bicycle shop to ride to Penn Treaty Park before going to the bar. I drank before and after the ride, and had a joyful time seeing all the people who I want to see more.
I kicked my budget in the pants.