Neither of us had been to Philly and I’m such an American History nut that I just had to go.  We decided to stay for two nights to make sure that we had plenty of time to see everything. However, since we were there in the off-season for tourists, we made it through Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and all the other sights relatively quickly.


I think my favorite part was the tour through Independence Hall.  We had a guide that was clearly very passionate about his job and very knowledgeable.  He painted quite the picture as we walked through and was able to answer all of our group’s questions.


Whenever you see a place in person, it always seems smaller than you imagined, and that was definitely the case with the room that the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration in.

The next day, Caleb spent the morning working while I went to the Philadelphia Art Museum.  (Are you seeing a trend here?)  We then got a Philly Cheesesteak at John's Pork Roast and it was DELICIOUS!  Probably one of my favorite regional things we ate on the trip.  Next time I’ll get it with Ketchup though.


Next up is DC!