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06.04.2007 - 08.04.2007 6 °C
We got into Philly during Friday afternoon after a fairly long train ride from Boston. We found our hotel after a 15 minute walk through the unknown (Philadelphia has a certain reputation!).
We had a drink and a really nice meal in a funky bar down the road - first cocktails of the holiday! On Saturday we headed to the historical tourist part of town (for a change!) and took in some more buildings, but made time for a lunchtime visit to a huge indoor market, called Reading Terminal Market, where we sampled a Philly Cheesesteak (very nice, like a fancy kebab!). The old buildings were used when Philly was the Capital of the US (1790-1800) and include the place where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed.
On the way back to the hotel we had a poke around another attraction - H&M, and finished the day with a lovely burger and chips!
This morning went back to the old town and saw the Liberty Bell (the queues were huge yesterday, and it is just an old, broken bell after all!)
We got our train to Washington DC this afternoon.
Dave and Sarah XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
PS: Check out the last week or so of entries - they have photos!!!!