Independence Hall

Independence Hall

On Rand’s “To-Do” list for Philadelphia was Independence Hall.  We got a late start into the city on Saturday after arriving Friday night, so all the tickets had been distributed already.  However, we found plenty of other things to see on that afternoon, and planned to return early Sunday morning.  Note to self: go in early on Saturdays, and sleep late on Sunday and go in the afternoon.  All was pretty much closed until noon.  However, we enjoyed a walk to a few sites around the center, and took the bus up to the center of the central area and wandered around looking at buildings and sites.  (Where I confess to losing Randy’s Ray Ban sunglasses, and although I have never in my entire lifetime lost a pair of glasses, when I did, they were not even mine.  I took them off and hung them on the hook of my camera bag to take some photographs inside a dark hall of the City Hall building, and that is the last time I saw them.  By the time I needed them and looked for them…Randy looked on the bright side and said, “they had a scratch on the lens and I just used them for mowing the grass anyway, so now I can get some new ones.”  On returning to the truck, he let me borrow his Maui Jim’s, but he said, “You cannot get out of the truck wearing these.”)

National Constitution Center

We had tickets for the National Constitution Center, which did not open until 12…and tickets for the Christ Church Burial Ground, where Benjamin Franklin and others are buried, which did not open until 12.

NCC tower

Still, we found much to do, many blocks to walk, and a lot of sun to soak up.

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7 Responses to Independence Hall

  1. Did you toss a penny of Ben Franklin’s grave?

  2. Beth says:

    Looks like it was a beautiful day! So fun to explore!

    • Suzassippi says:

      It really was a delightful day, and we were there in the midst of the Philly Pride Parade, which was about 25,000 people! Our bus had to make a detour on the way back from one of our excursions, and we were almost late for our tour!

  3. janebye says:

    Sounds like a fun day, except for the lost sunglasses!

    • Suzassippi says:

      So true. And this evening we were walking down the street to go to dinner here in Easton, and we were in the shade and I took off the Maui Jims and was holding them in my hand…and yes, they flew out of my hand to the concrete sidewalk. Fortunately, they hit on the frame and not the lens. Rand inspected them, looked at me and said, “wear them or put them in the case.” Oops…:)

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