Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It was an early morning on the bus going to Philadelphia. 30 kids at 7 in the morning stuck on a bus is not the best combination but everyone was surprisingly chipper. We arrived in Philadelphia around 9:00 and headed to the Constitution Convention Center. I was inaugurated as President, hung out with the signers of the constitution, and signed the constitution.

You may call me Madam President

Hanging with Benjamin Franklin

After the constitution we headed to the Liberty Bell. It was pretty cool to see the object that has been our symbol for independence and freedom for over 200 years. It was actually Constitution day on Saturday so it ended up being the perfect day to see all of these sites.

Then we headed to Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. It was pretty amazing to be in the same place that our Founding Fathers were in.
Where the Declaration and Constitution were signed

Where Franklin's home was

After Independence Hall we were set free to experience the city on our own. We all immediately went to get Philly cheesesteaks for lunch. We went to these two different places that were rivals and are across the street from each other. Half ate at one while the other half ate at the other. Then we walked around the city and found the LOVE statue.

By 4:00 we were definitely ready to head home. It had been a long 2 days. We jumped on the bus and had a good 3 hour drive home. The BYU vs. Utah game started right when we were going home. It was me and one other kid, Trevor, rooting for the U and we definitely picked the right team!

 The Liberty Bell was cracked when it was first shipped to the US so another one had to be made that was cracked years later when they were trying to fix it and so it was retired.

1 comment:

  1. Carli! i love reading about all your adventures! and i love/hate the fact that i know everyone you are with...hate because i am not there too! You are wonderful, and I love you!