We anxiously awaited the Wagners (minus 2 important members) on Saturday. It was not a very nice day, and after their long drive, they were ready to relax and hang out. We celebrated my baby sister’s 3rd adoption day, ordered some pizzas from Lil’ Anthony’s and watched the Final Four games.
Sunday was our first full day of sightseeing. It was still a bit cloudy and chilly. We ate breakfast at Koffee Korner where everyone had their first taste of scrapple. We then set out for downtown Philly, and it turned out to be a pretty nice day. We went to see the Liberty Bell, Ben Franklin’s grave, Betsy Ross’s house, and Christ Church. Betsy Ross told Lil’ Sis that she should come back to be her apprentice when she turns 11, but she wasn’t too sure about that. 🙂 At that point, everyone was hungry for lunch, so we walked over to the Reading Terminal Market for some grub. Jacob tried his first cheesesteak, which he enjoyed. Unfortunately, several of the shops were closed with it being Sunday, but we all found something tasty to eat.
We headed back to Old City where we went on a horse carriage ride around the historic sites. Kyle and I learned some new things on the tour about some of the buildings, and everyone decided that was the best part of the day. We then took a tour of Independence Hall at our scheduled time, which was also different from Kyle’s and my first experience. We got to see original copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution (the original typed versions).
At that point everyone was ready to relax, so we headed back to the house and watched Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. It is a very good but very sad movie about a young boy who loses his father during 9/11. Plus Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock star in it, so of course it is good! 🙂
All in all a great first day! Tomorrow’s agenda: Please Touch Museum for the little one.
Miss you, Ryan and Kyla!
Here are some pics from our first day – Lil’ Sis was my photography assistant: