Thursday, August 18, 2016

Day 44 Final day off in Philadelphia

Day 44 Final day off in Philly #NM2NY4LFSA.

For the first time during our trip we set an alarm on our day off. We woke up and walked down to a nice little cafe on Market Street. After breakfast we headed over to Liberty Mall and took a brief tour of Independence Hall. There we saw the House of Representatives Chamber and The Senate Chamber that witnessed the first peaceful transfer of power in our natuon's history. The building was a loner from the City to the federal government for ten years after the government moved from the original Capitol in New York and while The Capitol in Washington, DC was being built. Afterwards we went to the Liberty Bell and then over to Reading Terminal Market for food. If you like a big selection of food, I wouldn't miss Reading Terminal. I got two cheesesteaks. One for lunch and one for a pre-bed snack. After that we swang by Starbucks for coffee and I stopped in to a shop across the street that advertised 400 different sodas. They had Red Pop which I haven't had since I was a kid in Ohio. At the end of the afternoon, my Aunt Sandi came and picked us up and drove us to her and my Uncle Tim's house in German Town for dinner. They live in an amazing 19th century castle. Coincidentally, my Mom and Stepdad had arrived the day before to visit. Tim grilled a couple of flank steaks with grilled onions, peppers, and pineapple. After riding past hundreds of miles of corn, Lauren's special request was corn on the cob. Tim grilled some ears too. It was an excellent dinner with wonderful company. We're lucky people to have such great family.






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