After a crazy, adventurous, chance of a lifetime week we really just wanted to sleep for a week- but who can do that when you have Philadelphia and Washington D.C. so close?! As far as RAAM goes, we were pretty much done. We had a dinner that Sunday night but nothing else planned during the day, so we decided we need to go do some sight seeing. We knew we wanted to go to either D.C. or Philly, and since our day was short because of the RAAM Banquet we decided to hit Philly and leave D.C. for the longer day on Monday. We hopped in the car, paid about 4 different times to stay on the same freeway, and arrived in Philadelphia. We headed right into the Independence National Historical Park. There is so much history there! We started out at the Visitors Center and we found this cool 1700's guy!
We stopped by the courthouse that the Declaration of Independence was signed. It was a neat little building.
Waiting in line for the tour...
The guy that did the tour kept calling the room that the Declaration of Independence was signed the most historical document, in the most historical room, in the most historical building, in the most historical square mile, in the most historical city, in the country. He knew a lot of information about who signed it first, where everyone was seated when they signed it, and all that historical stuff. The rooms really weren't that exciting though and the only original furniture was a chair that was tucked away in the corner.
Afterward we met a few crew members that didn't make it to the banquet at the pier to have some ice cream. Check out Dad's recovery diet- that's 3 scoops right there!