Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spring Break Vacation 2008 Day 1

Today, we got back from a nice family vacation. TJ gets two weeks off for spring break, so we like to take advantage of the time to head south for some warmer weather. Last year, we drove all the way down to Chattanooga, TN. This year, we didn't venture nearly as far, deciding to visit Philly, DC and Williamsburg, VA. As usual, we all had a great time. Jeanne and I are blessed to have kids that travel well, as we both like to do a lot of travelling.

Several years ago, Jeanne decided to start keeping a daily journal during our vacations. So, rather than chronicling the trip myself, I'm going to be lazy and simply retype her journal entries here, embellishing with some pictures where I can.

March 13, 2008

Today we started our vacation. We arrived at Philadelphia around 1PM. We drove around looking for parking (It's much harder with a luggage carrier and ham radio antenna on the roof).

We arrived at the Independence Hall Visitor Center after eating hot dogs on the street. The tickets to see Independence Hall were gone by the time we got there.

A lovely lady named Rosemary Thomas was very helpful showing us things to do. We visited the Liberty Bell and Franklin Court

Franklin Court was where Ben Franklin lived. This house was torn down by his grandson in 1812 - to build a street. Today there is a skeleton house where Ben's house stood, and an underground museum. Brian and Jason liked the telephones. Afterwards, we went to the only post office which uses Ben Franklin's signature.

After we toured a museum on the post office, we walked over to Christ Church, a church where all of the signers of the Declaration of Independence worshiped at least once.

We stayed in Trevose and ate at a Bugaboo Creek in Bensalem (which we ate in once before with TJ when we visited Sesame Place).

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