Philadelphia and Beyond: Bells, Churches, Cheesesteaks, & Valley Forge


Spent the morning in Philly seeing the Liberty Bell, Christ Church, and wandering around the city.



Rocky was smaller than I’d expected.

10412032_10154252613050691_2804355587689624286_n (1)As was the Liberty Bell.Tiny, tiny bell! I expected it to be much larger.

10401419_10154252618395691_626965817731386727_nChrist Church was very cool. Grace got the rare opportunity to ring the same bell that Thomas Jefferson had rang as a boy.


IMG_6611 (800x354)The graveyard outside the church was AMAZING. You can find an entire post dedicated to it on my author blog

Grave Discoveries: Ben Franklin’s Grave and Christ Church Burial Ground

10415614_10154252618540691_535974035049169141_nBryon got his Baywatch on. And, yes. The nipples are keg taps.

10356184_10154252617155691_7144016091400721768_nBryon insisted on authentic Philly Cheesesteaks for lunch.


IMG_6598 (600x800)When in Philly…




IMG_6602 (800x600)He wasn’t wrong. They were great.

IMG_6603 (800x600)When we were finished in Philly, we head to Phoenixville for the grand finale…THE WEDDING. But first, we ventured out to Valley Forge.

IMG_6673 (800x600)This is the home George Washington commandeered at Valley Forge. He supposedly rented it and he and the officers stayed inside…

and strategized.

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IMG_6683 (600x800)This is where the some of the soldiers stayed. The lucky ones. The rest of them were in tents across the property.

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IMG_6685 (800x222)This is the oldest standing train depot in the country.


IMG_6669And of course there was food.

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The last day of our trip was dedicated entirely to THE WEDDING. Check out the next post to see what happened 😀



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