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Aug 10, 2016 - Philadelphia

We went into Philadelphia to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. wanted to see 3 other sites but 2 of them were closed and after fighting traffic for nearly an hour we gave up and came home. Tomorrow we head for Assateague Island and Chincoteague Island. This if the home of the wild horses.

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Jun 26, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA.

Bear with us, our WIFI is still touch and go. We will get all these pictures in order at some time. Well it seems our own WIFI has caught a signal. We headed downtown Philadelphia for a little sightseeing. It being Sunday, we figured no traffic, Not so! Even with that we got downtown by 9:30 or so and parked in the Liberty Visitors Center garage. We found out that tours of Liberty Hall were already full for the day, but were able to get in and see the rest of the sites. Ava was given a Park Ranger application book that required gathering...

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Dec 16, 2015 - Philadelphia

Started the day with news that Zachary has been accepted into the Navy gap year program! We then packed up & caught a yellow cab to Penn station to catch the Amtrak to Philadelphia. Arrived at 12.45pm at our hotel & luckily we were able to check in straight away. Walked around the streets of Philly, finally giving in to having Subway for lunch. Walked on down Market street to find the Liberty Bell & all the interesting history that goes with this city. Not a lot of people around, so I think that it is a good time to visit. When walking...

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Nov 8, 2015 - Postcard 1

November 8, 2015 Road Trip Journal: Postcard 1 Our plan today is to drive through Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania today. We cleaned the rest of the apartment, finished packing, and dropped off the keys, Left lots more free stuff in the lobby and the rest to Kevin and family. Out to breakfast with the Chan’s; sad to say goodbye. They took Steve in and made him part of their family for the past 3 years and for that I am indebted to them. Kevin is now telling “Steve Jokes”. Is that a good thing? We drove...

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Jul 7, 2015 - Philadelphia

Fantastic museums of history here. People ask why we came here as it is just another city but it is full of history and interest. Amazing Irish memorial here. 1 million Irish died in the Potato famine and another 1 million emigrated to the US, to Australia, to NZ and elsewhere. Our family is 50% Irish from these emigrants. See the beautiful photo of the memorial on the river bank.

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Averill and James

Jul 7, 2015 - Center City, Philadelphia, and the Liberty Bell

We boarded a SEPTA train to Philadelphia, with the able assistance of David Bell. We had been told that of the major train systems in the Eastern U.S., the Philadelphia trains were the absolute worst for inexperienced riders, but thanks to David's guidance, we had a totally enjoyable one hour ride into Center City. David fell asleep on the train, and as I have been told, frequently gets himself in trouble as he travels back and forth to Temple for his classes. The cost was a whopping $12 for Kristy, David, and I, but because Larry has...

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Geritol Journals

Jul 2, 2015 - Citi Field, Philadelphia PA

Citi Field, home of the Philadelphia Phillies, is a beautiful ballpark. We treated my sister Kristy Bell to her first ballgame ever, and as usual, sat in the nosebleed seats near third base. Kristy, who had little to no interest in the game, brought her film photography equipment with her and busied herself by shooting rolls and rolls of film to be developed in her darkroom at a later date. As you can see by the photos, there were a number of celebrities in attendance on this day before the fourth of July, including Ben Franklin, the...

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Nov 4, 2014 - Philadelphia PA

We took an afternoon tour of Constitution Hall, the Liberty Bell and Liberty Square, along with the Church nearby. It was a quick tour and there was much information to take in. Along with several hundred of our new friends, we all took what we could from the day. At the end I introduced Daryl to a Philly Cheesesteak Hogie ... a Philly original, of course.

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East Coast 2014

Oct 8, 2014 - Our Last Day

We started out the day with finally making it to the Hershey Gardens. It is a lovely garden on a hill overlooking the city. Other than a rose garden not much was in bloom but there were lots of Fall and Halloween decorations. The Northeast certainly gets into this time of year. So many homes have decorated for the season with some of them being quite elaborate. Our next stop was a glass making studio, a pottery shop and an Amish furniture company in Strasburg stopping at a couple covered bridges on the way. Saw the pottery shop and...

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Oct 3, 2014 - Lancaster and Amish Country

Lancaster and Amish Country Several days ago we visited the Info Center in Lancaster gathering information on things to do. Decided one of several things was a 90 minute Countryside bus tour and a tour of an Amish Farm and House. We thought the 10:30 tour sounded good, but by the time we got up, had breakfast, and Judi C decided she was familiar enough with the area she could get there without Garmin - but managed to do a country tour with "closed roads", etc. we arrived at 11:15. So with space available on the 12:30 tour - we bought...

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Oct 2, 2014 - Gettysburg

Today we headed out to the Gettysburg National Military Park which was about an hour drive from Hershey. We started at the Visitor's Center where we saw the film "A New Birth of Freedom" and the fully restored Gettysburg Cyclorama. The Cyclorama is a sound and light show of the spectacular 377-foot painting by Paul Phillippoteaux of Pickett's Charge completed in 1884. Pickett's Charge was a decisive Confederate defeat the ended the 3-day battle. While we were waiting for the movie to start, Judi B realized that she left her ATM card in the...

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Oct 1, 2014 - Museum District

Today we are returning to Philadelphia for culture - we made reservations for Barnes Foundation prior to leaving California. We are staying in Hershey, approximately one and one-half to two hours out of Philadelphia. After our rather lengthy drive to Hershey on Sunday, we opted to take the train in to Philadelphia - a short drive to Elizabethtown to catch the Amtrak for a relaxing hour and nineteen minute ride to the city, then one stop ride on SEPTA ( the regional rail) to be within walking distance of the Museum District. A very nice...

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