In March, my friend Norma and her family visited Philadelphia over their spring break. They are from Texas, so the cold weather wasn’t too bad for them for a week. They were visiting a number of cities in the Northeast. Philadelphia was their last stop and I met them in the city to show them the sites! It was so much fun being a tourist in Philadelphia. I need to do this more!
We visited The Rocky statue, had a cheesesteak tasting (Geno’s and Pat’s), visited Independence Hall, saw the Liberty Bell and finished with a great dinner! It was a fun day exploring the birthplace of America, so I thought it appropriate that I posted this blog on July 4th. While we visited Independence Hall, we had a special treat. We got to see the second floor and it was my first time seeing the second floor.
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Rocky statue near the Philadelphia Art Museum!
Philadelphia skyline view from the steps of the Art Museum!
Walking Rocky’s steps!
Love the detail!
Philly Skyline in the background!
The view down the parkway!
It is chilly in the shade!
First Philly Cheesesteak was from Pat’s. The cashier gave them a crash course in ordering. Little scary, if you aren’t used to it!
Next up! Geno’s
The infamous sign!
Bill is ready to dive in!
The second one! Geno’s
Annela in front of the Liberty Bell!
Independence Hall family shot!
Still don’t know who Barry is and I was a history major in college! LOL
Beautiful blue skies!
Can’t imagine walking or riding in a carriage across the cobblestones!
The bank of colonies!
Tomb of the unknown solider in Washington Square!
Never knew this was here.
The room where the Declaration was debated and drafted
Who sat in these chairs?
So much history in this room!
The warm March sun coming in!
Imagine the songs played in this room.
The dining area in the second floor.
They won’t let me go up there!
The conversations that took place there!
The artillery room!
The rifle area!
Artistic family shot!
LOVE this window!
It was wine week in Philly, so we made a stop at Vintage wine bar!
Fun lights at The Continental!
Yummy brussel sprouts!
Yummy crab Pad Thai!
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Philadelphia, PA, USA