Wednesday, July 13, 2011

a day in history

Today Cathy wanted to hit the history streets. So that is just what we did.

We (wish) had breakfast with Ben....

Saw a pic of a bunch of Koreans who visited the Liberty Bell.

We visited the Liberty Bell.

Went on a tour of Independence Hall
Did our own signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Took our picture with our tour guide/park ranger Gus.

And attempted a jumping picture in front of IH.
We hit up the Reading Terminal Market for lunch.
And found the best cookie ever!

We made a walk through Chinatown on our way back to more history.

We got in free to the Betsy Ross house.
Which was a big accomplishment for us. We love free anything.

And there were some pretty awesome/awful re enactors.

Cathy had heard about the oldest street in Philadelphia...
So we headed there.
People actually live there. Can you imagine tourist on your street ALL THE TIME!!!

We found this segway tour family twice! They were awesome.

We visited a church.

And the cemetery.
Ben Franklin is buried here.

That pretty much ended our full day of history and so we headed back to the house to meet Marshall.

He made us adult beverages before dinner...

Which we had at this bomb Chinese restaurant with Marshall's good friends, 2 of whom are also in town from Oklahoma!

After dinner we headed home.
It was an eventful day filled with learning.
Honestly, Gus and Betsy Ross maybe taught me more than public schools did....


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