My husband, Darren, and I are both transplants to Philadelphia. Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods – ours, Northern Liberties, is lucky enough to have a bowling alley. That’s where we met… having fun and knocking down pins at North Bowl on 2nd Street. Time flies and our lives are busy, but we bowl together once a week in a league. It brings us back to a simpler time; we put our phones away to eat, drink, and bowl with friends. Bowling alleys were once one of the most important local center of participant sport and recreation in the U.S. Unfortunately these days, many lanes are closing. Bowling will be something Darren and I do together for many years to come, and no matter where we end up, we’ll look back fondly on our alley in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia.