Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Historic Philadelphia and a Wedding!

Hello everyone! Did you miss me??? We were in Philadelphia over the weekend attending a wedding and were able to also do some site seeing. I will be posting a card later tonight but thought I'd share some of our pictures with you for now.
I hadn't been to Philly before. It's such a wonderful city! We stayed right in the 'Old City' area and were able to walk to all of these historic places.

We took a tour of Betsy Ross's house.

We saw the Liberty Bell along with hundreds of other people!

We visited the tomb of the unknown Revolutionary War Soldier.

And the gravesite of Benjamin Franklin and his wife, Deborah.

He had written his own epitaph when he was young as seen on this plaque - but he didn't use it on his grave!

This pirate named Jesse drove us through the streets in a horse drawn buggy with continuous interesting commentary

Then he graciously took our picture at the end of our ride. And I got to feed a big carrot to our horse named John.

We went on a tour of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was debated and signed. This is the courtroom.

And this is the assembly room. If you've ever seen the play - 1776 - or the recent PBS production of John Adams - this room will look very familiar to you!And finally on Sunday - we attended a beautiful wedding - here is Kara and her Dad walking down the aisle in historic Old St. Joseph's Church.

The bride was attended by several very cute nephews and a niece as seen below. They were dancing the night away later at the reception - lasting longer than most of the adults! Below from the left are Brendon, Madelyn and Ryan.

This is the wedding card I made forKara & Justin - I posted it earlier in my blog.

And this is part of our gift to them - a small box of Thank You Cards. I posted this previously here .

Hope I haven't bored you to tears with these pictures of our weekend. Now I've got to get into my stamping room! I'm suffering from severe withdrawal! I'll be back later on with a new stamped offering!

Thanks so much for checking in today!

Today's quote from Poor Richard's Almanack by Ben Franklin: "Virtue may not always make a Face handsome, but Vice will certain make it ugly."


dpkennedy said...

Great pictures! The weather was gorgeous and sounds like your trip and the wedding was a ton of fun!

Jennifer Moore said...

How funny. We just went to Philly not that long ago too. Glad you enjoyed it. Did you stay at the Holiday Inn? That was the hotel we stayed at and it was perfect for walking around historic Philadelphia.

peanutbee said...

Seriously??!!...you were less than an hour from where I live! Wow! Great pics and I *LOVE* that gift box with the thank you cards....oh my word, so gorgeous!

LeAnne said...

Wow, Julia, I live less than an hour from Philly and I am embarrassed to admit I have never been to ANY of those places!! You certainly had a beautiful weekend for it! Sounds like you had fun and the wedding was beautiful!!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

What a fun weekend! I love the photos you shared, all very interesting. My DH is a Civil War history buff and would probably enjoy a visit to all of those places. Our travels usually take us south, but I think we should look to the north for our next getaway. That pirate sure did look fun.
That box of Thank-you notes is an awesome idea!

Kim said...

Your wedding card is gorgeous and what a great idea to make them thank you cards as a gift. That is something I will have to remember to do next time I have a wedding to go to.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

What wonderful pictures :) The gift you gave is awesome! The colors are so pretty and soft....love it!

sarita said...

great pics of Philadelphia - when i was in Independence Hall i got chills - thinking that GREAT MEN had stood there..debated, and decided ....our country was born...
loved the wedding pics too..my son is getting married in two weeks - i am framing their invitation and newspaper announcement as a surprise BUT i think i will also make them some thank you cards..thanks