So yesterday we went from philly to York PA. It was a lot of state roads but the big attraction yesterday was that we went to Valley Forge the famous winter encampment of the revolutionary army. The land in Amish country is beautiful. Hands down some of the most gorgeous homes I have ever seen. Anyway….something else exciting happened today. Ryan my fraternity brother and supposed twin finally ate a full meal at smoky bones bar and grill last night
So here we are, day 10 was a blast and I really got to see some of the most historic sites, that relate to the founding of the nation yesterday. We did an excellent tour of independence hall and the U.S. Mint. Then saw a replicated printing press and stood in the rain while we were in line to see the liberty bell. Very cool stuff. Oh but don’t let anyone tell you philly isn’t touristy Cruz it is very touristy. We had el Aztec for dinner which was probably one of the best burrito s I have had outside the southwest.
I hope everyone is doing well at home. I am on the downhill side of my trip so it won’t be too much longer till I am home again. Oh and I got a fedora while I was here. I look good!
So I totally can’t show everything we did in New York yesterday we didn’t even get to the hotel till like 1130pm. It was nuts. But a few major pics of what we did. First the ferry from Staten island to Manhattan. So cool went right by Elis island and statue of liberty. We did quite a few historical sites but we also hit times square, and the 9/11 memorial. Also I got a hot dog in times square and had a great time just taking in all the people and sites.
The stock exchange and federal building where Washington took the first presidential oath
So a list of states that I can now say I visited; Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island. With more to come New Jersey Maryland, Virginia. West Virginia. Connecticut.
So for the next two days we have what are called the turning point days, these are days that are usually when people start getting sick of each other on the trip. But usually they get over it. Anyway, we started today with plymouth plantation and plymouth rock. We explored a recreated native american village and then we explored the recreated plymouth colony town. Lunch however was pretty lame not much seafood even though we were right on the ocean. But oh well. That restraunt probably won’t last too long anyway from what I saw.
I am still a firefighter and I gotta say seeing Boston FD roll through the streets I was impressed.
This is a merchant vessel that we toured today in Salem of all places. we had lunch at a sweet little cafe that had pretty good food.
I NEED TO MENTION IT RAINED ALL DAY! I am soaked probably be sick. But I had a blast seeing all the monuments to the revolution. And what’s more I got to go see Breeds hill (Bunker Hill). And capped the night with dinner at Cheers
Okay so I got a lot of pictures (Ashley). we have had a full day so far a really wet full day. I am soaked to the bone. Anyway, we started at 8:30 and have been going all day so far. We began with Lexington we walked the battlefield in the old center of town. Then it was a bunch of stops on our way to Concord to see the site of the battle on the bridge near Concord. We had picnic lunch again with roast beef turkey chips had an assortment of cheeses. Then the last stop of the day was the famous Walden Pond 2 whole miles outside Concord where Henry David Thorough built his cabin. Side note that pond is a nice sized lake! Pond is a real understatement. I left a couple rocks on the rock pile that sits near his house with messages on em. Oh found out you are allowed to swim in the pond. So wish I had my speedo! …..sigh….oh well.