Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday in Philadelphia

We spent most of Sunday seeing the historic places in Philadelphia.

We started off at the Liberty Bell at 10am, and it was great not to have a line and tons of people like we did last time.
Jonathan and I did some scouting while the rest of the group went for the Independence Hall tour. We found a large food court, some shops, and learned the area a little better.

We had lunch at Campo's, and totally saw it packed! The pretzels were okay, and beware that the hot mustard and cheese are not free, like the sign mentions. Instead there's a charge of $1.41 for either. Considering the pretzels are 3 for $1.35, it's a bit crazy. I had the chicken parmiagiana, it was above average. Everyone enjoyed their selections, although I should note that The Stockyard is not for everyone... it includes chicken, steak, pepperoni, bacon, marscarpone cheese, and fried onions. Sounds interesting, but it's a bit much. Jonathan had most of one, and his parents finished it off.

We saw the Betsy Ross House and Christ Church and Graveyard (Ben Franklin is buried there, among others). From there we saw Franklin Court and the Franklin Museum, the Liberty Museum, and the National Constitution Center.
Desk once belonging to Benjamin Franklinthere was a room of phones... you picked one up and dialed an extension (a wall listed famous people and corresponding numbers) to hear comments about the man from various peoplethere were these figurines... speakers relayed famous conversations while spotlighting relevant historical figures

We dropped off his parents at the airport, and then we strategized the next few days. Leftover chili along with some cheese and crackers made for a yummy dinner.

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