Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Adventure to Philly

We left New York City via Bolt Bus at 7:30 am and arrived at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia at 9:30 am. We took a cab to the National Constitution Center. The Constitution Center is all about learning (coaxing and patience is needed) about our Contitution. From there we spent a little time with the Liberty Bell (free!). We had a Philly Cheese Steak at the Reading Terminal Market. We then visited Independence Hall (Pick up your free tickets in advance at the Vistor Center), where we saw the room where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and finally signed. We saw the chair where George Washington sat while presiding over the events. We then took a Big Bus tour of Philly. We were back on the Bolt Bus at 6:30. It was a whirlwind adventure, but it wasn't about rushing (could have seen so much more!), just enjoying the time with 9 1/2 year old Cody in a new city.



3 comments:

Esther said...

Wow, what a terrific history-filled day! You are an excellent adventure planner as well as a wonderful aunt! I've only been to Philadelphia once, for a conference, and sadly I didn't get to see any of the historic sites.

HughE Dillon said...

You were in Philly and didn't call me, I curse you girl. I would have loved to have seen you and cody. glad you had fun.

SarahB said...

I know, I know...and I DID think about you while we were there...but it was such a whirlwind day. Anyway, I want to come back and go to the Rodin - you should go w/ me. xoxo