Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The City of Brotherly Love

Okay, I have been doing a horrible job of keeping up the blog lately. So I am going to attempt to make up for it today!

Two weekends ago Josh's parents came in town to visit, and we went to Philadelphia for the weekend. We had never been there before, so it was fun to explore a new place together. The city has so much to offer with great museums, tons of history, and more.

We visited the historic area of the city, which was amazing. To think of all the amazing men in our nation's history that met here to form our country is incredible. Above is Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and below is the Liberty Bell with Independence Hall in the background.

This area is all a National Historic Park, so everything is free, but can be very crowded. On Saturday there was a heat wave in which we experienced a heat index of 104 degrees! This made for pretty miserable touring, and combined with the crowds and my pregnant belly, I was getting a little moody! However, we got up early Sunday morning and headed back to the area and it was wonderful. The weather was much cooler, and the crowds were minimal. We were able to walk right up to the Liberty Bell (the day before the line was wrapped around the building). So this was definitely the way to do it.

This is the room where the Declaration of Independence was signed. It was really amazing to see this. If you are ever able to visit Philadelphia, this is definitely worth the trip!

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