S: August 2010 Trip to Philladelphia
BC: The End
FC: Kendell and Anne's trip to Philadelphia and other surrounding sights | Philadelphia | Valley Forge | Longwood Gardens
1: The end of July 2010 Anne drove back to Maryland with Carolyn. Kendell had a work trip planned in Maryland, to look at some of his corn that was growing there. The plan was to meet Kendell in Philadelphia when he was finished with his work. Josh, and J.J. were left at Uncle Wendell's house and Lizzy drove them home to Idaho about a week later. Stephanie was at home so she could work the corn fields and take care of the dogs. And of course she had a friend to stay with her so she wouldn't get lonely. Carolyn and Anne left Utah on July 25th, sunday afternoon and drove to Wyoming. Then we arrived in Maryland on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday Carolyn, Dave and Anne drove to Philadelphia. We spent three nights in a Hotel right in downtown Philly. It was really nice to be able to choose to see what sites we wanted to see, rather than having to do kidstuff or listening to their complaining about where we were going. Then on Saturday morning we drove to Valley Forge and spent the morning there. When we were done here we stopped at the Longwood Gardens! The history about the land and the family that owned it was very interesting. Saturday night we arrived back at Carolyn's house ready for bed. It had been an exhausting and fun day. It was a wonderful trip! Sunday we went to church and enjoyed the company of Dave and Carolyn. Dave made Barbequed crab legs and some yummy vegetables from the garden he grilled. Then we taught them how to play the game ticket to ride. It was the best way to end a fabuless vacation. Monday Carolyn drove us to Gettysburg to see the new museum there and then dropped us off at the airport.
2: INDEPENDENCE HALL | Dave, Anne, Kendell
4: The Liberty Bell's Famous gap-often called a "crack" and running from lip toward crown-makes it instantly recognizable. The gap is really the result of an attempt to fix a thin crack that destroyed the Bell's tone at some moment after the American Revolution. Exactly when that crack developed is lost to history. The repair work dates to 1846. It failed when, as the Bell rang for George Washington's birthday anniversary, the original crack reappeared and lengthened. It zig-zagged up toward the top of the Bell, silencing it- at least physically-forever.
6: FRANKLIN STOVE He designed his "Pennsylvania fireplace" to increase fuel efficiency and minimize heat loss. He never patented his design, and other people later used it to produce what they called "Franklin Stoves."
7: Replica of Franklin's Glass Armonica With sounds'incomparably sweet beyond those of any other," Franklin's armonica is based on the practice of rubbing a wet finger around the rims of drinking glasses filled with different amounts of water. | Replica of FRANKLIN'S MUSIC STAND Franklin designed a four-sided music stand for his Philadelphia home in order to accommodate simultaneously four friends who played string instruments. | TALL CASE CLOCK Clockmaker Edward Duffield joined Franklin's Junto Club for literary "mechanicks" and later executed Franklin's will. A Duffield clock once stood in the hallway of Franklin's Philadelphia house.
9: L U N C H | T I M E | Anne, Kendell, Carolyn, Dave | It was nice to sit down and rest a while at this restaurant with outside tables.
10: This block is full of asian stores and restaurants. Thought this entrance made it look enticing to walk down.
11: Over the loud speaker they called all those who were interested in seeing the movie that it would begin soon. Well we got really bored waiting for the movie to start so I just started taking pictures. Finally someone came down to start the movie. They had forgotten to come and start it.
12: Longwood Gardens Kennet Square, Pennsylvania | When we left Valley Forge, we made one more stop before heading to Dave and Carolyn's house. Kendell let me choose the next stop. I had looked online for some places to visit that I had not been to before. The Longwood Garden's. popped out at me and Dave and Carolyn had not been there either so we all got to enjoy something new. There is a lot of interesting history of how these gardens developed. You can read about it online on their website. | "Pierre du Pont was the great-grandson of Eleuthre Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), who arrived from France in 1800 and founded the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company gunpowder works. Pierre turned the family business into a corporate empire in the early 20th century and used his resulting fortune to develop the Longwood property."
13: Front Entrance to the Gardens
14: This was the perfect spot for wedding pictures. We did see someone taking their wedding pictures here in the garden's!
15: Giant Taro alocasia 'Calidoria' | Pineapple Sage Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious' | Egyptian Star-cluster
16: "Angels Trumpet" These plants were all over in the gardens.
18: Mandevilla | Butterflies were seen everywhere
19: Rose Mallow Hibiscus | Anthurium
22: --Peirce's Woods-- Native plants are planted in this garden
23: Italian Water Gardens These gardens have fountains that change every few minutes.
24: Large Lake | There are a couple of tree houses built on the grounds. This one is called "Canopy Cathedral" These tree houses are like small houses with a tree growing in them. This one overlooks the Large Lake | This other one is located closer to the main house it is called "The Birdhouse"
26: Peirce-Dupont House
27: MAIN FOUNTAIN GARDEN They provide shows here at night time and the fountains are lit up. | T O P I A R Y G A R D E N
28: The Conservatory
31: This is my favorite flower in the whole place. It is unique and it really does look like a bird of some type. (Anne)
37: Waterlilly display
40: Dwarf Japanese Garden Juniper | Pomegranate