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... was disappointed by it, but seeing as we jumped in the queue I can't really complain! Later on, the two Irish girls left to go to DC, which actually made me a little sad as when you meet people travelling they quickly become really good friends and you feel as though you have known them for years, but we have arranged to meet up later on during our trips in Cali which is awesome. That evening, me and the Aussie decided we would go to a free "concert" that was being ...
... Unfortunately we could not go in to see it because it has been closed due to funding. It is saddening to know that such an important building in our countries history cannot remain open.
As we walked to our next stop we went along something called the Signers Walk. In the sidewalk a plaque has been laid for every signer in The Declaration of Independence. One signer we stopped to talk about was Richard Henry Lee, he was the first man to ...
... to. The Horseshoe Curve is a stretch of railroad that is almost like a switchback, but since you are in a train, you can see the caboose end of the train if you look out of the window facing the inside of the curve. It's also pretty high up and on an edge, so the views are supposed to be spectacular. Of course, I not only sat on the wrong side, but there was also a freight train between us and the edge, meaning that I saw diddly squat. *sigh* I ...
... of Philadelphia to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.
The Pennsylvania Assembly ordered the Bell in 1751 to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of William Penn's 1701 Charter of Privileges, Pennsylvania's original Constitution. It speaks of the rights and freedoms valued by people the world over. Particularly forward thinking were Penn's ideas on religious freedom, his liberal stance on Native American ...
... Airborne and such an interesting
and smart man. He even let me hold his 1911 Colt .45 pistol. That was
cool. I can't thank Richard enough for his southern hospitality and
It was a long drive to Pensacola
Florida but we made it and arrived in one of the craziest rain,
thunder, and lightning storms. The lightning was literally hitting
the motel parking lot. As soon as it came out of no where it was ...