Looking Back To 1776 at Independence Hall
One great thing about my wife is how she thinks. With a late night flight out of Philadelphia she planned to spend some time in Philly after we left Ocean City last week. She knows how much I like history, and that we have flown through Philly many times, but never stopped. She used to live just outside of Philly so I would guess it was all old news to her. It was a place that I have always wanted to visit though so we stopped in for a couple of hours. It was great to get to see some history, but this just made me want to go back and see it all with a lot more time on my side. There is a lot to see and take in, and I want to come back when I have the time to do it right. It was great to spend a couple of hours in the footsteps of greatness though.
Ice Cream Over Liberty
On the drive up to Philly from Ocean City the oldest had a lot of questions about the Liberty Bell. We explained the whole thing, and she seemed pretty stoked to see the Liberty Bell. She was stoked until we got within a block of Independence Hall that is. As I could finally see the bell tower and started to walk a little faster the kids noticed an ice cream stand. So of course with our destination in site we stopped to order ice cream. At the time I was laughing as our priorities changed so quickly. At the time I came up with the hashtag #givemelibertyorgivemeicecream. I was shocked to see that I was one of many that had come up with that already. Thankfully there was not an ice cream truck out front in 1776 or we might still be having tea time.