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... was Ben Franklins home.
We toured through Betsy Ross's home and saw how she lived.
Had an original Philly Cheese steak for lunch and then on we went.
We went to Christ Church and sat in the pews used by George and Martha Washington as well as President Adams sat. Ben Franklin sat just a few rows back. Did you know that seven of the signers of the Declaration of Independence are buried on it's grounds???
We toured ...
Today had a little something for each of us. We got up early and found a parking lot closer to the beach, unloaded our bikes and headed for the boardwalk. We biked several miles passing stores, restaurants, casinos, and walking piers to the beach. Along the way we passed the neatest thing. It was the World Cup sand sculpting site. Sculptors from all over the world had created original designs and each had been judged. The designs were so intricate ...
... historical books, including notebooks kept by Lewis and Clark.
Next we went to the Second Bank of the United States. It was completed in 1824 and was modeled after the Parthenon in Greece. It was designed by William Strickland who created many buildings in Philadelphia. The bank was only open for about 20 years before being shut down. Today it is a portrait gallery. In front of it stand a statue of Robert Morris, he was the many who owned ...
... Peace Officers Memorial Day, which commemorates and honors police officers and other peacemakers. As a tribute, all US and state flags are flown at half-mast.
All in all, the day was a good one, and Historic Philadelphia does have a certain charm that the other parts of the city I saw were lacking. I still don't think I would want to live there, but I can see why some people like it. At the very least, they have good food, even as leftovers, and those of ...
... wasn't actually a dilemma because Skype is so awesome. we connected Scott and my accounts up. Afterwards, we gave it a few test runs and Scott even talked to his cousin in Italy. I mostly wanted to take this opportunity to share our usernames. Please add us if we are not in your contacts already: danielle.daitch & scottytrack
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Anyways, I should get back ...