Another beautiful day here in Pennsylvania, nice and sunny and warming up nicely. We took it easy this morning and had a leisurely breakfast. Then Phil, Jennifer, Dan, and Maggie came over. Phil was in charge of cooking the Turkey and so they were here early to get that started. Sharon and Bonnie worked on the side dishes and pies.
|Working on the Sweet Potato Casserole|
|Soon to be a Pecan Pie|
Everyone here has been enjoying Maggie she seems to be either eating of sleeping.
|Just finished eating|
|Mother Daughter time|
|Popa and Dan|
|Phil catches up on the Game News|
|Molly says hello to Rachel and Terry|
|The turkey was tasty and moist|
|Time for Pumpkin Pie!|
The day after Thanksgiving, time to rest up if you do not have to work. We had a very nice time with family yesterday and slept soundly. Sharon had to work at the hospital for a few hours this morning but was home by 10am. She and Bonnie left soon after to visit the thrift stores and see if they could find any treasures. Joe and I are just taking it easy. Molly is almost comical. Every time Joe gets up out of his chair and leaves the room she is up in his chair like this.
|She looks mighty comfortable|
|She like to lay between us|
This morning the plan is to head downtown Philadelphia to visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Joe and Molly were up early and had gone to the gun club by the time the rest of us got up.
We got downtown just before 11. First stop was the visitors center to get our free tickets for Independence Hall. We were in the 1:45pm group. So we walked around and visited a couple of the other building sites in the area. The line for the liberty bell was long so we skipped that for now. We visited the building the Second Bank of the United States with all its portraits. After that we decided to have a quick lunch.
|Philly Cheese Steak|
|Original Chairs used here|
|Original unsigned copy of the Declaration of Independence|
|This is the room the House of Representatives met in for 10 years|
|This was the Senate most of the desks are original, and the Senators were appointed|
|This was a Senate committee room. The books on the shelves were the first Library of Congress|
|This Chandelier is in the room in = Hall where the Constitution was adopted|
|This is the chair with the Rising Sun that George Washington presided from|
|The line was still pretty long but it moved at a good pace|
|At the Liberty Bell|
The ribs were pretty good, and with the fresh rools and peanuts I had to bring some of my ribs home and I only had a half rack.
|The ribs were good|
Up this morning and we got ready to head to church. We got to see the kids and new baby at church today. We enjoy going to church with Sharon and the Pastor has good sermons. We got to sit behind the control boards so I kept an eye on them also. They record sound and video so it takes a few guys to run it.
|This is the position that does the podcast audio, lights, and overhead screens|
|The Rose ready and waiting|
|Pastor, Phil, and Maggie receiving the Rose|
|New Mom Jennifer with the Rose|
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