For the last 5 years or so we've gone to NYC for Fleet Week but we decided to switch it up a little this time.
First, we stopped at the U.S.S. New Jersey, in Camden, NJ. This ship is the most decorated battleship in U.S. History. It's service encompassed 48 years and now visitors can tour the decommissioned battleship's 887-ft.-long deck & sailors’ living quarters.
We enjoyed the audio device with narration that gave us useful information and made it more interesting for all of us. Here are the kids learning about the happenings in the Admiral's quarters.
|Bunk beds--you can tell he doesn't have to sleep there.|
|The Brig...aka jail.|
|Transfer chair that takes you from one ship to another.|
It was very interesting; a great place to visit.
Next, we went over to Philadelphia. We parked and visited Dad's office. Here's his view from his window. Not too shabby.
|View of Independence Hall|
|Ben Franklin Bridge|
We ate lunch at the Bourse Building.
Then we went to see the Liberty Bell.
After that, a horse and carriage ride through Old City Philadelphia.
And last, Independence Hall, where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted. It is now the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
That about wraps up our fun-filled day. Needless to say, some of us were pooped by the end.
Mary and I had a little fun with those who fell asleep on the ride home.
Wishing you and your families a Blessed Memorial Day!