View from City Dock of the train bridge across the Rappahannock River.
We saw Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell from afar -- security guards were plentiful. Of course while we were in Philly, I thought it appropriate to have a philly sandwich for supper. We found this place a couple doors down from Betsy Ross' house.We accidentally crossed the Ben Franklin Bridge and found ourselves in New Jersey, so we stayed with that for a while and headed toward Trenton. We watched the Amazing Race this past season and remembered the segment where they raced to paddle across the Delaware River - George Washington style. Since we felt like we had to be nearby that spot, we followed our senses...and the signs...until we found it. But it was too dark to see anything so we decided to spend the night on the Pennsylvania side and try again the next morning. The next morning we took a quick detour to Tyler State Park near Newton, PA to see a covered bridge before going back to Washington's Crossing.This is where George Washington crossed the Delaware River by boat on Christmas night in 1776.But we used the bridge behind this boathouse...it just seemed easier.
Take the stairs up to some fantastic views!
A very narrow stairwell it is!
And the views are worth the trip to the top!The bridge you can barely see at the last bend will be the one we cross over to go back into New Jersey.
|Crayola Factory in Easton, PA|
Fleeter Log #10Westmoreland County, Virginia
2005 November 5
|George Washington Birthplace National Monument|
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