Gitman Bros. makes old school shirts in the coal miner’s town of Ashland, Pennsylvania. I was lucky enough to get the 30 minute tour — then I was invited, all smiles, to hang out as long as I wanted. I found people curious as to why I would want to visit — but then without …
When in Philly, the Rocky Steps are a must. Officially, they are the entrance steps to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but unofficially they stand on their own, inviting all fellow underdogs to run up, preferably with fists in the air.
Tony, a buddy of ours who knows these kinds of things, told us the best cheesesteak in Philly can be found at the (unrelated) Tony Luke's. In the shadow of I-95, we heard the rumble of cars passing, and murmuring anticipation of the Phillies game that night. They sliced and diced the meat in front of us and gave us no cause to doubt Tony's wisdom.
We started off the GORUCK summer at Tough Mudder. Our team of Green Berets camped out the night before, doing what we do best. Bonfire, beer, and eventually acquiring things like ATV's to roam the mountains all night. Yes, we were chased. No, they didn't find us. A sunup meant it was morning, so we stuffed our GR1's full of bricks, and sped through the course, smiles abound.