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... We saw the oldest church in America, the graveyard where Benjamin Franklin was buried. (He signed the constitution and was possibly a president) we saw his house, then we decided, you know what, we don't actually care about him to be honest. So we carried on, saw the first Bank of America and then the second Bank of America, the first post office etc. then it went to the first reconstructed bank. At this point I felt myself yawning. So we went for lunch. We went to the ...
... against the English and the King, so it was all done in secret. Depending on who tells you the story, it’s all a bit unlikely too. The story was apparently made famous by her Grandsons, and of course contradicts the Star Spangled Banner exhibit we saw at the Smithsonian a few days ago :P
EDIT: Our walking tour guide two days later let slip that they know Betsy Ross lived on Arch Street, and in a house just like the one ...
... C.S. Lewis
It is scarcely possible that the eyes of contemporaries should discover in the public felicity the latent causes of decay and corruption. This long peace, and the uniform government of the Romans, introduced a slow and secret poison into the vitals of the empire. The minds of men were gradually reduced to the same level, the fire of genius was extinguished, and even the military spirit evaporated. Now that no one buys our votes, the public has ...
Jusuf finally dropped us off at Independence Park for the obligatory visit to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Both worth the visit. By the way, the cab fare for Jusuf was $122.50, and we tipped him a hundred bucks. Just sorry we didn't think to take his picture. He was an absolute gem - - no one else would have gone out of their way for us simply for the promise of a larger fare.
Don't go away. There are more cemeteries to come.
... we received our passports we said goodbye and wished each other well. It was done! I headed outside and called my brother, we had planned to have lunch. He came down from work and picked me up outside the Customs House. We talked and he asked what times my trains were. I had a 1:35 or 3:45 option but would not make the 1:35 with lunch. He offered to just drop me at the 30th Street Station so I could get home earlier. I took the offer and headed ...