Holiday Inn Express Philadelphia Airport
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A stop at Battery Park allowed us to stretch our legs a bit and catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island off in the hazy distance. Our biggest disappointment was not getting to stop at Ground Zero. We did see the magnificent 104-story One World Trade Center, also called the Freedom Tower, built on the site of ...
... of the road just right for lunch at the tail gate cafe. Lovely spot surrounded by autumn leaves.
Happened upon a 9/11 Memorial called Garden of Reflection which was for the people killed in the 9/11 tragedy in New York, Pentagon and the plane crash in Shanksville. It was another well designed memorial - nothing flashy, quite simple with each element having meaning.
Most of the trip to Philadelphia was on 3 or 4 lane highway with just the ...
... honest though as I was getting used to driving on the wrong side of the road and in the wrong side of the car, and getting used to the road rules and conduct. Right turns are permitted on red apparently and there doesn't seem to be much speed enforcement here given the crazy speeds lots of drivers do here.
After booking into our hotel here ($70) we drove into the city and spent the late afternoon / evening there.
Final Thoughts: Nice easy start to our ...
... to the hotel make it worth the effort. The slight hiccup is that Owen has a massive nosebleed on the way back. I only have one tissue which soon gets soaked. One of the things I have noticed about Americans which has surprised me is how pleasant they all are. Today is no exception. A woman stops and offers me a pack of tissues. Then a man stops and hands over a bottle of water. Owen is soon sorted out and I marvel at ...
... It was a very hot day, and so it was rather lovely to be outside swinging some balls around - thankfully I wasn't too rusty after a summer absent from the sport, and I managed not to disgrace myself infront of two rather good players! That evening, Mia's parents took me again, this time for a quick drive into Philadelphia to see the city lit up. We drove by the infamous boat houses on the river, and through the museum district which ...