Saturday, October 9, 2010
We had a fantastic trip to the Philadelphia area. While Gretchen toured Valley Forge Christian College, Jade, Gavin, Sumana and I toured historic Valley Forge. It was a rainy day, but we managed to take in the visitor's center (with video), and we took an audio tour in our van. It was really interesting to see where history happened. I guess I was in Valley Forge as an 8 year old, but it all seemed new to me.
After getting lunch at the college and a few meetings, we headed off to the King of Prussia mall. What an amazing place! Two levels, with TONS of stores. I guess it's the largest retail mall in the country. We were surprised at the variety of stores and the good deals. But, none of us bought a thing! We were true 'window shoppers'.
We dropped Gretchen off Tuesday morning at Philadelphia Biblical University. It was still rainy with frequent downpours, so we opted for a trip to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. It was right across the river from Philadelphia. On the way there it was fun to see all the signs and billboards cheering the Phillys.
It was homeschool week at the aquarium, so that meant that we got in for LESS than 1/2 price (regular tickets are $23!!!) It was an amazing aquarium: floor to ceiling windows, glass tunnels that go through/under the tanks, hippos, penguins, of course all kinds of fish . . .!!!!
It was a great trip in spite of the weather. I sure was glad to get home and not have to drive in any more rain with tractor trailer trucks all around me!!!!