Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Philadelphia Day 2 Afternoon

Sunday afternoon, after the aquarium, we went to the historical part of Philadelphia. We first stopped at Reading Terminal Market. The market was really busy, but it was also partially shutdown. Since it was Sunday and a lot of the booths are run by the Amish, they were closed. But it was still fun to wander around. John and I at an amazing salmon burger.
After eating we walked down to see the liberty bell. This was one thing that Julie really wanted to see while we were in Philadelphia. There was a collection of Liberty Bell memorabilia in the building on the way to the bell, so we all enjoyed looking at the mementos and pictures of famous people with the bell.
Julie was all smiles when were were at the bell. She was so excited to tell her classmates that she got to see it, since they just learned about the symbols of the United States.
After the bell, we went outside and caught a horse and carriage ride. It was the perfect thing because the driver was able to point out the great historical sights and we didn't have to walk.
And the kids just loved it. They loved when the cars honked at the horse and the driver yelled at them. They also loved that the horses name was Pete.
It was another beautiful day.

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