Days Inn Horsham/Philadelphia
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... delivered by Admiral Sue. After stowing the newbies' gear, fueling and watering up and a quick trip to the hardware store for repair supplies (it's a boat, something always breaks!) Vagabond and her intrepid crew came about and virtually flew down the canal on a flood tide.
Tonight will be spent at the Harbor of Refuge on the Delaware Bay, resting up for the 34 hour sail up the coast to Block Island. They hope that by leaving by 4AM they will be ahead of the storms.
The two days were spent largely visiting historical sites. Philadelphia is perhaps the most historical city in the country, alongside the nation's capital. A short walk from the hostel brought us to Independence Hall, where we got a view of where the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were signed a couple of hundred years ago. Just across the park was the home of the Liberty Bell, another symbol of freedom and opportunity ...
-- along the river, there's a place called "boathouse row" with lots of large houses, all seemingly built in the 1860s or 1870s, that house various crews.
-- we weren't impressed with the architecture of the Barnes Institute, even though we were predisposed to like it. The wood windows with small panes seemed out of place
... All the buildings were free admission and well-worth visiting. After that, I visited Liberty Bell Centre. There were many pictures with a legend and a few videos in the building and at the end, the Liberty Bell was displayed. An interesting fact was that there is no proof that the bell rang at the time of American Independence. The bell was smaller than I had expected, but it seemed many visitors liked the bell, taking ...
... City Hall courtyard and then to the Wanamaker Building, where Macy's now is and then back to the car.
We drove down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway passing flags from all over the world - couldn't find the NZ flag. Went past the Museum of Art whose steps were made famous in the Rocky movie, not that you could see them because they had seating up for the Thanksgiving Parade. We headed back to the city and as we did, we ...