Monday, May 21, 2012
Home of Independence
Our weekend was finished off with a trip to Philadelphia. Setting off early on Sunday, we encountered quite a bit of traffic and delay. A seemingly quick trip turned into quite a long car ride! When we arrived, we immediately headed to Independence Hall for a tour. The guide was very informative and offered a lot of fun facts about the buildings and the people who later became famous for their actions in the founding of this country. The older two asked quite a few questions which were greeted with enthusiasm (the chandelier is over 300 yrs old, the bins of sand on the floor are spittoons, Marie Antoinette is figured in the painting in the upper house and the guide was unsure about how many pegs were in the Georgian moldings around the room).
Jim's Steaks was the place to go. Loaded down with lunch, we found some greenscape to sit and enjoy our Philly experience. Everyone devoured their sub running and laughing as they ate. We give it a thumbs up (they even have vegetarian options).
mini-series John Adams, so I had the early years of our country fresh in my brain. We saw the oldest residential street (Elfreth's Alley), Ben Franklin's gravesite and finally The Liberty Bell.