My Mom and Eric came to visit me this past weekend, and one of the things they wanted to do was go into Philadelphia and see the sights. I made a small list of things for us to do while we were there and a lot of them coincided with my goal to see the 7 wonders of Pennsylvania!
First up was the Liberty Bell. I had seen this one before, but that was before I made this list. Shortly after this picture was taken, someone reached out a touched the bell and got yelled at by the guard. I felt bad for the guy since it silenced the whole crowd and there wasn't really a clear sign.
Next was Independence Hall. This is where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution was signed and all of that stuff. We were lucky, because we were just hanging out outside of the Hall when a ranger came by and gave us free tickets for the next tour. The tour was really cool and I'm definitely glad we got to see this!
Finally, we took a walk on the Ben Franklin Parkway and made our way to the Philadelphia Musuem of Art. We stopped to look at the really cool Rodin exhibit on the way and then did the obligatory climb up the stairs. These are the stairs that Rocky ran up in that famous scene. There were a lot of people running up the stairs and posing a la Rocky, and that was fun to watch. Since the museum is free on Sundays, we went inside and looked at one of the wings. This place is HUGE, but it is AWESOME and I can't wait to go back and look at more!
I had a really fun time with my mom this weekend, and I was pretty sad when I said goodbye this time. I'm glad I planned to go to Plattsburgh for a whole week in November, and I will see her and the rest of my family again soon!