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Travel Blogs from Williamstown
Drove 66 miles in a little over an hour.
After a brief stroll along the boardwalk and a look at the beach we jumped in the car for the short drive to Phili.
Our hotel was in the historic district so we spent the afternoon wandering around admiring the amazing architecture and headed downtown. We had a bite to eat and ducked into ...
... 25 mins by express train to a connecting station, then once we were on the next one, a further 15 mins.
The first port of call was the Independent visitor's centre. We'd seen a huge queue over the road and we were curious as to what it was.
They were queuing to see the Liberty Bell. Nah
I'm not into queuing that much!
So we found a small theatre where we saw ...
... s of tourists pass through this street every day, it is not a museum site. Real people live in these beautiful homes. I don’t know whether I would like having my first floor blinds shut all the time, but the homes were precious. The basements all had shutter doors on them. It used to be that the kitchen was in the basement, that way in case of a fire the doors could be shut and that was the only entrance to the basement. The fire couldn’t spread so easily ...
... with two of my temporary companions topped my day off nicely. Today started with a Skype video call to my parents and Charlie the dog. It was great to see familiar faces and catch up with family life. A City Hall tour followed for a couple of hours with great views from the clock tower and a detailed political history of the city - I also saw the Mayor and secretly sat in his seat in various Caucus rooms! I then walked up the ...
... of Scott's parents (Thank you Mr. & Mrs. B!). I am sure we will turn to them for more boating guidance.
There's still more to be done but for our first night we could not be happier. We can't wait to have all our family and friends ...