American History

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For our final day in Philly, we decided to be good American citizens and check out Independence Hall.  Now, I’m no history buff… I was never really interested in it at all in school… but being int he same room where the Declaration of Independence was signed by the Founding Fathers of our great country was pretty cool!

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And of course we had to see the Liberty Bell…

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Did you know that the Liberty Bell was purchased for only $225?  I guess back in the day that was a lot of money, but it just seems like such a small amount considering it’s symbolic meaning to American history… whatever, I’m glad we checked it out!


the city of brotherly love

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Ok. How gorgeous is this city?!? Stunning!

Husband & I had such a great time in Philadelphia this weekend.  As I’m going through and editing all of my pictures, I’m realizing that there is no way I can put it all into one post so I have decided to break it up into two!  Husband had meetings to attend throughout the weekend but the little time we did have to explore, we took full advantage of!

First stop was the art museum where the infamous “Rocky” steps and the most beautiful views of the entire city can be found.  Of course we got our picture in front of the Rocky statue and ran (walked) up the stairs with our arms raised high just like the movie… ;)

I had my very first (EVER) Philly Cheesesteak at the local favorite, Jim’s Steaks.  Not sure if it’s really my thing… but Husband seemed to enjoy it!  He even got another one at the airport before we left!

We also checked out City Hall which is such an amazing building!  It was located right down the street from our hotel and as soon as you walk through City Hall you are practically in Love Park which I have pictured here. There are people just standing around waiting for tourists such as Husband & I to arrive so that they can take our picture in front of the LOVE sign… then of course they let you know that they work on tips. They did take a very nice picture of the two of us so I guess it was worth the two bucks Husband gave them…

Here are some random pictures from the trip including a picture of our historic hotel The Bellevue:

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^^ Loved these doors!^^

More to come in the next day or two!