Remember yesterday when I told you that our hotel was filthy nasty. The Red Roof Inn and Suites in Mt. Holly, NJ. I've come to realize why hotels use low lights in the rooms. Yeah it was worse than that.....I'll just let the pictures do the talking. So gross!!
So glad to be out of there. That was probably the most disgusting hotel I have ever stayed in.....We left that morning to head across to Philadelphia. Here we are crossing the tiny bridge that takes us from one state to the other.
We ate at Cindy's Cafe for Breakfast and it was really good. She has also traveled and was interested in hearing about ours. Very nice lady and a really good place to eat.
We finally got to Philadelphia around 10 am and headed straight for the Independence Hall area.
We went inside, got our junior ranger book and stamped our National Parks Book.
Garrett turned in his book and got his Junior Ranger badge. We then headed across the street to take a look at all of the buildings and the liberty bell.
In the main building where they house the Liberty Bell you have to go through security and they only allowed so many to go in at a time. I'm thankful we came during the week because we had to wait about 10 minutes to go in and that was during a weekday when it wasn't busy at all.
Once you got in though it was very educational. They had all kinds of information about the Liberty Bell and other things.
With so many of our freedoms becoming questionable it was a special time to see this Liberty Bell as well as where they signed the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.
I think that Garrett is still a little young to realize the impact this bell and these documents had on our country. I hope and pray that Garrett and our future generations see all of the sacrifices that were made for our freedoms, and continue to fight for them.
As we were walking to our next building we had this squirrel that was playing in front of us. He was really cute to watch!!
Some of the statues, Independence Hall, Old City Hall, Congress Hall.
We were waiting in line to go into Independence Hall and see where they signed the Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution.
It is amazing to me to think that I am in the same building that our forefathers were in when they signed these important documents that helped shape our country. I love our history of our country and getting to visit all of these locations makes me appreciate our freedoms even more!!
It was interesting to hear about what happened in each room and to guess which pieces were the originals. Here Garrett and I are walking to the next room.
This was the original chair George Washington sat in.
We then headed out after out tour for more exploring. These building are so beautiful.
We decided to walk to where Benjamin Franklin is buried and check that out.
Garrett is a very SLOW walker. Tim patiently waiting for us up ahead.
This National Constitution Center was on the other side of the welcome center, however, it was closed when we were there due to Covid so we couldn't go in.
We then headed back to the truck. We wanted to go to the steps that were part of the movie Rocky. Downtown Philly wasn't bad driving through it.
We found a good parking spot and headed to the statue which was just in front of the Rocky steps.
The Rocky steps, no we didn't climb them.
Time to head back to the truck.
They have such pretty churches!!
It was starting to get towards dinner time, so we decided to head towards the area where we can get a Philly Cheesesteak. The roads were tight!! Especially with a dually truck.....
Pat's or Geno's??? In the end Pat's won, somehow we managed to park this mammoth beast on the side of the road. Make sure if you do go visit to take cash as that is all these 2 establishments will take.
I got the cheesesteak with the velveeta on top and Tim's was the other one. They were both very good!!
Garrett got a hot dog and gave it a big thumbs up, LOL!
After eating we headed out. We wanted to beat the rush hour traffic. On our way we saw where the Eagles play.
Well that didn't take long ;)
Chloe enjoyed the sunroof for most of the ride home. I think both dogs were happy that they got to go :)
We got home just in time to see the ducks in the pond give us a show!!
That was such a fun couple of days. We are truly so very blessed to be living this life!!