Since we were so close to Philly and because Spiffer and HG hadn’t been there before, Granddaddy plotted out a quick day trip down to Philadelphia from NYC on Saturday. Hearing HG try to perfect ‘Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, America’ was quite entertaining!
We were able to see the famous Liberty Bell, throw pennies on Benjamin Franklin’s grave, tour Betsy Ross’ house, enjoy a delicious dessert (apple pie and chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich) at Red Owl Tavern, and tour Independence Hall. It was quite the history quiz for me from Helen Grace, but there wasn’t anything that Google couldn’t answer. After all the talk about the havoc the British wreaked on Philadelphia during the revolution, I was a bit worried about what she would have said if we’d run into a Brit! We hit all the big highlights and look forward to going back to see more another time soon.
Talked her into closing her eyes for a minute on the drive Independence Hall Liberty Bell Benjamin Franklin’s grave Betsy Ross’ house… I love going on tours of old historic homes (thanks to touring Paul Revere’s house as a child), so of course, I wanted to see hers. I wasn’t sure how interested HG would be, but she was so into it and listened to all the stories we read to her. And she even pointed out words she knew along the way- this reading stuff is getting real, folks! She liked the kitty cat fountain a lot. And while waiting for a tour of Independence Hall, she found some SNOW! Independence Hall- Pennsylvania Supreme Court chamber Assembly Room, in which both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were drafted and signed Teachable moment Riding Newark’s elevated tram for the first time. I think she may have all forms of transportation covered now! Let’s go HOME!