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... Independence Hall in the background. (Gave me goose bumps to stand next to it.)
We then went to Independence Hall and watched a presentation about the hall and the men that made history in it. George Washington's chair still sits in its place of honor. We stood in the rooms where our laws were made and our criminals were tried. We walked the cobblestone streets all around it.
We toured the Benjamin Franklin Post Office which is ...
... as Philadelphia. Congress Hall served as the United States Capital where Congress could meet from 1790-1800. The House of Representatives met on the first floor and and the Senate upstairs. The Bill of Rights was ratified here. This is also where George Washington gave his second term inaugural speech and John Adams gave his first. We are excited to go to Washington D.C. next week so we will be able to show you pictures of our current Capital.
... dollars that are unfit for use, and they do that by shredding them and giving them away to visitors. Can you even imagine how many dollars they must shred a day? The column in the middle of the exhibit has $100 MILLION dollars in it. Isn't that amazing?
The Money in Motion exhibit was really, really interesting. Though I knew some of it from my Business and Public Policy class, there were more facets that we hadn't gone into in class. Unfortunately, they ...
... the iPad. In the end, the thrifty packer side of us went with the iPad and download small, low-quality movies called divx. We then converted the divx to mp4 files and uploaded them to my iPad. I'll keep you posted on my thoughts on the divx movies which include Independence Day (I somehow managed to escape this movie in life), The Usual suspects, and Behind Enemy Lines.
20-inch vs 22-inch carry-on: It was a very tough decision. In the end, ...
... Other oddities : post-mortem cast of the original Siamese twins Cheng & Eng is here and sliced sections of Einstein's brain ( kept in its preservation jar in a Kansas closet for decades !) After coffee and an ubiquitous blueberry muffin a long walk to Fairmount Park ( lovely) and on to the nearby Victorian era Eastern State Penitentiary. I did the tour and then stayed on for hours after - the Polaroid ran out of film (me forgot to load) but I nearly melted the ...