1: During our trip to Washington DC, Terry and I went to Mount Vernon which is George Washington's home. It sits on the Potomac River in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
2: Mount Vernon The view from the back porch is the Potomac River | Livestock | Potomac River | Livestock stables
3: Terry posing by one of the GIANT 300 year old trees at Mount Vernon
4: Since we were close by, we decided to go to Annapolis, MD which sits on the Atlantic Ocean. It was a really pretty city and it just so happens that the United States Naval Academy is there. We were able to tour the campus in hopes that it might inspire Chad.
5: Just a few things we got to see while we were in Annapolis, MD. Above is a picture of a cannon on the US Naval academy campus, a Mazarati parked downtown and a private boat in the local marina. (Note the guy asleep on the sail)
6: Philadelphia, 2011
8: Time Travel
9: This is on Market Street in Philadelphia. This is the actual building where Ben Franklin worked in his many job positions. The post office is still a working post office today.
11: Elfreth's Alley is a historic short road of row houses built in the 1700's most built by Josiah Elfreth. People still live in the houses today.
12: Our first night in Philadelphia, we took a night time walking ghost tour of Philadelphia. We had a very strange tour guide who was dressed in period costume. We saw Philadelphia's tomb of the unknown soldier (top) as well as a cemetery with headstones that date back to the 1700's which included the headstone of the Dallas family who founded Dallas County, TX
13: Sights around Philadelphia that we saw: China Town, Independence Hall, a local church, Brittney and the chef at Rim cafe and the Rocky statue
14: Betsy Ross did not own her house, she only rented the front room as her sewing room and 2 bedrooms for herself and her children. The house is located off of 4th street in the historic district
15: A Betsy Ross reenactor | Betsy Ross' bedroom | The children's bedroom | Demonstration of how they made chocolate | A revolutionary reenactor | Lisa wearing her Betsy Ross hat
16: We went to Lancaster County, PA which has a large Amish population. The Amish do not use electricity or motorized vehicles but use horses for work and travel. | Intercourse, PA
17: We went through a covered bridge while we were on our wagon tour of Amish Country. | My favorite picture is of this amish boy shopping with his mom in town. | You will see these huge Amish homes with a buggy parked outside. | We took a wagon tour with an amish tour guide. We stopped at what she called "The Amish Sonic"
18: GLenda hates Michael Vick. We were sitting at a local restaurant and this guy came up in an Eagle's jersey with Michael Vick's number on it. Glenda had to give him a hard time about it. He sat down and talked to us. Turns out that the jersey was of former Eagle's player, Ron Jarkowski.
19: Lisa had never been to NYC so we went into Manhattan fo the day. We took the Staten Island Ferry to see the Statue of Liberty then we walked to Ground Zero to see the new freedom tower. We also took her to Times Square where we got to see the nacked cowboy and naked cowgirl.