Ocean! New York City!!!!!!!!
Hey! This is Anna. (again)
Well... Yesterday was... interesting... we visited Valley Forge in the morning. we saw some very historical sites, and it was cool to learn some more about the events that took place there. Benjamin and Timothy specifically enjoyed the guns. :)
We visited with a "colonial corporal" (a reanactor) and learned more about the conditions, and life in the camp.
Then we headed to Philadelphia, PA. we got there OK, but went too far in, and hit some VERY ghetto areas... we made it out OK, and headed back up town to Independence square. we saw the Liberty bell, and Independence hall. also some very historical sites.
there we also visited with a "British Man" who was sitting in one of the visitor centers. he was giving directions, and making us all laugh. when someone commented on his book of Shakespeare sitting next to him, "Oh, i Love old Shakespeare! especially his tragedies. there is nothing to lift the spirits like reading about someone Else's misfortunes!" his accent really amused the kids.
The rest of the day was very stressful for Dad and I... We missed our exit and got WAY too close to New York City. we could see the Empire State building from the road we were on! we hit the Toll road right around 5... :( which meant HEAVY traffic... with Rebekah crying in the back seat beacuse she had to go to the bathroom... I believe I have discovered my long hidden loathing of large cities... :P not kidding... it was pretty bad...
Then, to make a stressful day pretty much horrible, we couldn't find our camp ground we had planned on staying at for the night.
So after traveling through PA, New Jersey, New York, and into Conneticut we are finally near the ocean!!!!!! we had our first sighting this morning.
thanks for following us! keep us in your prayers..
over and out!
Anna (for the Family)