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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 59: Exploring Philly

We went into the city as a group today, covering pretty much everything it has to offer. First we went and saw the Liberty Bell which I didn't realize was in it's own little museum. And a fun fact about the bell is that the crack was manmade when they were trying to fix another small crack, sorta interesting. Also toured through Independence Hall and one of the U.S. Mints. The Mint was pretty cool (no pictures allowed though). There have been so many different coins made! I remember when the state quarters started coming out and everyone was going to collect all 50, they were going to be soooo rare. And now, they're everywhere. But no worries, through 2021 they're coming out with another round of National Park quarters, one for every state.
After we finished up with all the history type stuff, we headed for the good stuff - some Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. I should pretty much just turn this into a food blog since that's what it's pretty much become, but it's the best part. We went to Jim's Steakhouse - they were SOOOOOO GOOOOOOD! Made me like Philly a little bit more.
Then we went to the Art Museum to work off our lunch by running up the stairs from ROCKY. Of course we had to do the famous Rocky stairs and snap a couple pictures with his statue.

Then everyone headed to the Phillies game while I wandered through the surrounding neighborhood a bit more and just relaxed. Great way to end another jam packed day.

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