John worked on turbine helicopter engines
in Vietnam, now Robert is going to
be an aircraft mechanic
Huge Cargo Plane
Over 100 PTs
See FB album for more
Lots of money went into this PT
Got on the Metro Monday and went to the Washington Monument. I love that monument that you can see from almost anywhere in the city.
Beautiful view from the Washington Monument
It was such a beautiful day
Took a cab to the Bureau of Printing & Engraving and took their 3:45 p.m. tour (we had to get tickets for the time -- even though they were free).
John's worth more than me
At least I haven't shrunk yet
Yum, best salsa ever
Tuesday, Museum of American History. Dorothy's red ruby slippers. Saw the original flag that inspired the Frances Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner and it was wonderful. The museum had a great display on the longshoreman, ILWU, the history and virtual disappearance due to container shipping. We really enjoyed seeing that display though since John was a longshoreman for 21 years on the docks in Long Beach.
Dorothy's shoes from
The Wizard of Oz
Modern art flag
John's union for more than 20 years
John was on strike 5 months
Outdoor seating, restaurant is 4 stories high
Amazing Latin food, my favorite place
When we arrived in Annapolis the Blue Angels were putting on an air show and I got a few not great pictures. You can't tell where those plane are, you hear big noise in one direction and there they go, five of them off in another direction. They were so fun to watch though. It was Annapolis graduation week and huge traffic jam after air show.
Lucky to get this shot
Capitol was not spectacular and absolutely no place remotely close to park your car, long walk. Walked around and took some photos. Then drove to Philadelphia airport, parked in long term, and cabbed into Philadelphia.
Maryland State Capitol
Arrived in Philadelphia Wednesday night. This is the city where my mother was born. Thursday, found a great Market, had donuts and coffee for breakfast. We ended up eating here twice. The market opened in 1892. I love these kinds of markets and all the different food and shops they have. Amish restaurants, seafood (beautiful shrimp), bakeries, coffee, candles, candy - everything you can imagine. A foodie paradise.
Chinatown - Philadelphia
Curtis Publishing Company
building, built 1910
Christ Church, built 1727-1744
Still an active Episcopal congregation
Was the tallest structure in North America
St. Asaph's Church, 1888
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
English Gothic architecture
Still in use today
New Jersey Capitol
WW II Memorial across the street
from the capitol
See cars left coming toward us and cars over
in right lane come (the big white truck) opposite
way - weird
Arrived and lots of kids staying here at the Hilton. Seems there is an Electric Daisy multi-day techno music event across the street at Meadowlands. Pretty noisy at 2:00, but security came and talked to them. Looked out the window in the evening and they had some great fireworks for the festival.
Fun times and lots of kids every place we went. I can't imagine what this will be like in a month when more vacationers are out. We sure packed a lot of adventure in and now we are headed for The Big Apple. I'm a little nervous about this city, but we'll see how it goes.