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Sep 29, 2014 - Old Town

After a good night's sleep we headed out to Old Town to see how many historical sights we could see before heading out for the Dutch Country. Our first stop was the Visitor's Center where we got some good tips and tickets for the Independence Hall tour. We started at the Liberty Bell where there was a long line. One of our good tips was that you could get a good view through a window in the back. Saved us a lot of time but limited the picture-taking options. Next stop was the Christ Church Burial Ground to see Benjamin Franklin's grave. It...

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Sep 27, 2014 - Getting There

We had an uneventful flight to Philadelphia considering that Judi C's alarm didn't go off and and she didn't wake up until 20 minutes before we were supposed to leave for the airport. But we managed to get there in plenty of time. Because of the 3-hour layover in Phoenix, we didn't get to our room until around 8 p.m. which makes for a long day. The hotel was nice and located on the Delaware River close to Old Town. We could see Camden, New Jersey across the river. We took a nice walk through Old Town--it was a happening place with lots of...

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Sep 11, 2014 - Central City, Philadelphia Trip

Arrival: 12:05 PM 30th Street Station Subway Schuylkill River Trail The Washington Monument Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Trek down Benjamin Franklin Parkway Logan Square (aka Logan Circle) Sister Cities Park Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul The Love Park Trek down Market Street The Food Court at The Gallery Liberty Bell Center Independence Visitor Center Franklin Square 8th Street and Race Street Stop (South-bound 47 SEPTA bus) Geno's Steaks 30th Street Station (6:34 PM) Departure: 7:16 PM

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Aug 22, 2014 - Philadelphia Freedom

5 days and 4,770 kryptonites later, we arrived in Philadelphia on Friday night. The tire pressure warning light that blinked on and off at irregular intervals (starting first when we were 5 miles outside of Billings, Montana) was indeed merely a “suggestion” warning light, as we had concluded via our systematic and scientific methodology of “pushing” the tire in at every 2nd gas stop to see if it felt mushy or not. It was a peer reviewed, double blind study based on the hypothesis that a flat tire will be mushier than a full tire. It’s...

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Jul 16, 2014 - Home again from Scotland

My 23 day Scotland trip is over and I'm homeward bound after an overnight in Philadelphia. It was absolutely wonderful, after the long tiring flight to be able to use my Global Entry card. Hundreds of people ahead of me at customs but with my GE card I was directed to a Kiosk with no one in line. Just a swipe of my passport and pressing my four fingers on the green window and I was finished. Also just a walk through after picking up my suitcase. If you travel much outside the US I highly recommend you take the time to get the Global Entry...

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Dec 14, 2013 - A Long-awaited Reunion

14 DEC 13 – NYC via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Day 20. Yesterday afternoon, we managed to force ourselves to take a break from all the fun for a couple of hours, so that we could pack for today. Even so, we had to be up at 4:15 am to check out and board the Disney Magical Express at 5:00 for our ride to Orlando airport. Even though we were leaving, Disney World still managed to provide a little fun by way of goodbye, with an on-board TV show and a driver who cracked really old Dad jokes – worse than mine! Check-in was good. We managed...

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Oct 22, 2013 - Let Freedom Ring!

Philadelphia, PA Our day today was all about Philadelphia’s Independence National Historic Park. Independence Hall is a part of the park. The Hall is known primarily as the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. Our first problem was to find the park amidst a madhouse of choppy little roads that change names every block and are clogged with cars and pedestrians. Having done that, the second challenge was to park. We stumbled onto the parking garage. This turned out to...

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Sep 28, 2013 - Harpers Ferry, WV

Day 47 - Harpers Ferry, WV 9/28/2013 We had an easy drive on the interstate today. We arrived at Harpers Ferry KOA and checked in. They have a lot going on here for the weekend. They have the civil war re-enactment team here, performing all weekend. After we got set up, we sat down to have lunch, we jumped when the first cannon was fired. It was time for their re-enactment. After lunch we headed into Harpers Ferry National Hisotric Park which was right around the corner from our campground. You have to board a bus to go down to it. It was...

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2013 Fall Colors

Sep 27, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

Day 46 - 27 Sep 2013 Philadelphia, PA Todays trip into Philly was a bust, we spent two hours driving around the city trying to find a parking place. It was a nightmare to say the least! The streets were so narrow at times, we could barely get through, with cars parked on both sides. The parking lots that were close to the places we wanted to go wouldn't handle the truck, we were two inches too tall! Even the lots that were further out wouldn't take us. We finally gave up and came home, stopped at a hoagie shop and had lunch. It will be...

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2013 Fall Colors

Sep 27, 2013 - Philly

Wednesday -started out with the 2 right rear tires low - got air 3 times before getting to our camping spot. Blew thru the bridge toll in the EZPass lane- OOPS - however, that was a really great way to go thru toll areas. So thinking we had a 6 hour travel day, it turned out to be 9 hours. We have now traveled 4987 miles in the RV and 1810 miles in the car going thru 19 states! The Garmin (Garmi) has gotten us thru most without problems -- except today- she wanted to take us thru Trenton, NJ (I wanted to go a little out of our way further...

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Aug 13, 2013 - Washington, DC and Philadelphia

August 11 We went to the Naval Monument (fountain) where it is said that water from all four oceans are combined and used for the fountain. We then headed to Arlington Cemetery and did a quick walk to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier just in time to watch the changing of the guard. The pageantry that goes along with the changing is quite spectacular. I can't imagine what the guards must go through in their full dress uniform in the heat, humidity, rain and cold. We went to the Nationals game later that day and watched the Nats beat Phillie...

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Jul 16, 2013 - Philadelphia Eagles

When Phil, Murray, and Rose visited the Rock N Roll museum in Cleveland last week, they learned the Eagles were on tour. This got the bug in them to attempt to catch one of their concerts. Well they were able to procure tickets on stub hub and made plans to see the Eagles in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, Phil and Murray left Gettysburg around 9 and after breakfast on the road.. made it to Philadelphia by 12:30 PM. They spent the afternoon seeing the sites at Independence National Historical Park. Once again, they were impressed with the...

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