Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Sunday, June 30, 2013

June cemetery posting, Ben Franklin

What a wonderful couple of weeks we had in Israel.  It took so many posts to record it all!  I made a book from Snapfish that we will look at over and over.  The notes we took we continue to study and mull over in our minds.  It has been a life-changing trip!

We said goodbyes to the group and flew to Philadelphia.  We decided that since we were there, we would take a tour of the city and spend the night before going home.  Al had been before, but it was my first time there.

We stayed at the Morris House Hotel, built in 1787!  I highly recommend it!  

This clock has bullet marks in it from the revolutionary war!

We arrived in the States at 5am and took a shuttle to the hotel.  They let us park our bags and grab some breakfast.  The hotel is within walking distance of the historic city so we walked down there.

We got tickets for the Hop On - Hop Off trolley tour around the city.

Betsy Ross House

In this post, I will show several burial spots.  Technically, I took these photos in April, but I wanted to finish my Israel post before posting these so this is my June cemetery post.

Elfreth's Alley is referred to as "Our nation's oldest residential street," dating to 1702.  There are 32 houses on the street, which were built between 1728 and 1836

We jumped back on the bus.  This is Humphrey's Flags & Banners.

The city of love!

Joan of Arc, gift from France (real gold)

Historic Christ Church.  Founded in 1695, it is known as "The Nation's Church" because of the famous Revolutionary-era leaders who worshiped here, including George Washington, Betsy Ross, Robert Morris,  and others.

Burial places right under the floor of the church

We walked to the Christ Church burial grounds, the final resting grounds for Benjamin Franklin, five signers of the Declaration of Independence, early medical pioneers and revolutionary war heroes.

 Met these people on the way.


Of course, when in Philadelphia, you have to stop to see the Liberty Bell!

And eat Philly Cheese Steaks!

After a good night's rest, we flew home.  Al had to go back to work right away.  Evidently, he was gone so long that his keyboard had sprouted grass!  (thanks pharmacy staff for a good laugh!)

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