If the airport shuts down, all flights are canceled, and you are trapped in a city you’ve never been before, pray that it’s Philadelphia.
It happened to me not long ago, and I wound up having a great time during a chaotic and unexpected delay.
I was on my way up to see some friends in Canada. This was a trip I had been planning for months, so to find out the flight was canceled and I was stuck in the airport was a crushing blow to my morale. However, there was simply no way to get out of Philadelphia for at least 24 hours, so I had no choice but to make the best of it. I was alone, I had nowhere to go and nowhere to stay, but on the other hand I was in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love and one of the most historic cities on the planet! It turned out that spending 24 hours wandering around Philadelphia was a lot more fun than predicted. Especially when I walked by a cannabis dispensary and realized that in Philadelphia I didn’t need to have a medical prescription. In Philly I could walk in off the street, present any valid ID card, and help myself to any kind of cannabis I wanted. With a few cannabis edibles in my tummy, the streets of downtown Philadelphia were even more amusing than before! Eventually I made my way back to the Philadelphia airport, and continued my journey to the great white north, but for 24 I had a killer time in Philly.