Monday, April 1, 2013

Franklin Institute in Philadelphia

Philadelphia was really, really cool. We took Amtrak straight into the city. These men called the "Red Caps," helped my dad with the luggage. There is a broken bell called the liberty bell. My parents thought it was broken because people were so happy when the constitution was written, but it turns out it was just a defective bell. But back then, when something was broken you couldn't just return it.

Climbing through the human heart is fun

lounging on an artery is invigorating

there are four chambers to march through

this is where weather forecasts are made

family photo in Philadelphia

Daddy: It was fun bringing the girls through the city where the constitution was written. I wish the weather was as hot as the family forecast above. It was cool but nothing could stop the Spring break adventures. All of our hotels had indoor pools.

Spring Break-Road Trip-Philadelphia, Cockeysville, Viginia

The owls eyes take up 86 percent of its brain space
Maddy brought over 10 bowling balls
Centripical force pins girls to Tea Cup
Tea Cups were one of many spinning rides

Spinning at 100 miles and hour in a complete 360 degree circle, the madness of Busch Gardens Virginia frees your mind from all thought. It was 50 degrees and breezy, so only the die-hard ride goers were in the theme park. We went bowling at the AMC lanes, stumbled upon the Hanna Anderson outlet store, a Ruby's Diner in Glen Mills, in a snow story, between Philadelphia and Baltimore, spring break was crazy fun.

Daddy: Now I know how Chevy Chase felt in Vacation: a hapless man hurling all his belongings through space in a mini van, everything is possible with momentum, forward momentum. You just can't stop going forward. We met friendly owls, yellow snakes and a cousin of Incaba Hincabus, the friendly, but somewhat moody porcupine who lives under my parents house in Englewood, New Jersey. After a 9:19 Amtrak ride, and two near car accidents-I 95 is a moving insane asylum, we are home.

young Navy Seal training