Monday, July 26, 2010

Philadelphia....WOW!

Yes we are in the City Of Brotherly Love. But first thank you to our family in Virginia and Maryland we just left, for all you did for us and the wonderful memories!


To see the best sights of the city we hitched a ride on the double decker bus tour.


Ben and Madi in front of Independence Hall...where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Isn't is beautiful.


The Liberty Bell!!! This was the best picture of the kids with the bell I could get...the place was PACKED...at least 200 people in line ahead of us to get in.


For me going to Betsy Ross's house was a highlight...she was the person who made (not designed) the first American flag.





Philadelphia Museum Of Art aka "the Rocky steps". It was so hot we did not run up them.



I am no art buff but I do know The Thinker. Here is Philly is the largest collection of Rodin outside of France...I didn't know that before today.







The streets of Philadelphia.





Yes for dinner we ate at Sonny's...'real' Philly cheese steaks. What is your favorite steak place here. We polled....Sonny's was recommended the most and then Jim's.






This is looking outside our hotel window. We are in the Marriott one block from that MASSIVE City Hall. Macy's is across the street on the 3 bottom floors. Did you ever see the movie Manican? That is the window down there from the movie.








Philadelphia I knew would be nice, that is why we slotted a stay here, but there is so much more to it than I ever knew! We could use more time here. We drove 95 from Baltimore to Philly and tomorrow we will get back on it heading north...I can't wait.






4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow - what a great day! Wish we could have gotten to go to Philly with you. You did all the things I want to do one day. Have fun in NY. ON

Ross and Jill's Blog said...

Love following your adventures! How awesome for your kids

Everyday Gourmet said...

Madi is looking so grown up in your pictures! Glad you are having such a fun 3 week adventure before you move. Glad to hear that you have skype : )

Our Complete Family said...

Ah... the humidity that weekend was awful! I flew back through Philly last Sunday so I just missed you guys. Looks like you made the best of it and had a rockin' good time!