Friday, July 27, 2012

Philly Vacation

    Last week, Michael and I were able to fly and spend a week in the Philadelphia area.  We actually stayed in New Jersey but it was a close drive.  We had a great time.  It's nice to be able to get away and spend time alone together. 

    This post is going to be picture over-load, so don't say I didn't warn you!

This is where the first congress met and President John Adams was sworn in.  

Upstairs where the first Senate met.   

The Outside of constitution hall.  

Inside  Constitution Hall where the constitution was put together.  It was super neat seeing this piece of History.

 This is where George Washing set leading the meeting.  The back of his chair has a sun.  There is a quote of Benjamin Franklin saying something to the extent that all during those weeks he couldn't decide if it was a rising sun or a setting sun.  Once the Constitution was signed he decided it was indeed a rising sun. 


Obviously  this is Liberty Bell.

Betsy Ross' House.  We toured the inside.

Our only picture of us from the whole trip :(

The Philadelphia Museum of Art...."Rocky Steps!"
A statue of Lincoln honoring the signing of the emancipation proclamation.  He was left handed.  :)

Benjamin Franklin's Grave

And finally our hotel.  :)

That's the majority of our pictures from the city.  I'll post a few more vacation pictures soon.  Thanks for enduring to the end :)


Peggy said...

These are great! Dale and I like to do historical things.
Congrats, btw :)

Tammy said...

Love the pictures. Thank you for sharing. I especially enjoyed seeing a couple of sites from some of my favorite movies...Rocky and National Treasure. Glad ya'll had a good time. Also, Congratulations on your recent great news! Love and miss ya'll.

Karen Crabtree said...

Looks like a great trip! I have never been there!!

Dana said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. Looks like you had a great vacation!


Anonymous said...

Love the pics! And your necklace in that one. So cute! I think I might need one of those :0)