The drive home, 13 hours, but we made a day of it. We stopped at the dog park for Kodak, lots of traffic on I-95, shopping at Wegmans, and visited the Manassas National Battlefield Park, site of First Battle of Bull Run. Walking around the battlefield, the park also has miles of hiking trails, so we headed into the woods for Hike #50, #52hikechallenge.
Another historical site that is worth the time too visit!
That afternoon, we decided to visit the Eastern State Penitentiary – the advertising says it was, “once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers.”
I was skeptical about “the ruin” part was very surprised at how well they are keeping the feeling of decay.
The self guided audio tour is very well done, with added audio stops at different areas.
The medical ward.
There are several exhibits in the museum, including multimedia films and a look at incarceration rates in the US versus the world.
Cindy Stockton Moore’s “Other Absences” reminds us their are victims, these images are some of the murder victims by former inmates at Eastern.
This was a great surprise and wonderful museum, worth the time when in Philly!
Family day in Philadelphia.
Family pix in front of Rocky.
Then art and statues.
Joan of Arc
Auguste Rodin’s Thinker
Adam doing Adam.
After lunch – flank steaks (Cheese Steaks) at The Bishops Collar, a great dive pub near the art district. We said goodbye to Dawn and family…. sadly they choose to vandalize my truck after we left…..
Birthday gift’s and dogs deciding who is Alpha.
and birthday girl.
Hike #49 #52hikechallenge – 2 dogs made it more of a pull…. Goddard Park Avondale, PA
The Fancy siblings gathered at David’s Pennsylvania home for Thanksgiving.
Click to Watch Thanksgiving Time Lapse
Thanksgiving traffic, still in DC
Testing frames – getting old : (
I thought this was funny, a sticker – “My brakes are good, how is your insurance?” right above a busted light…
Dropped Sam off for something and looked at our renovations…..