The Liberty Bell (finally after five trips to Philadelphia!)
It looks like it might be made of chocolate...
My authentic philly cheesesteakThe Italian Fountain Garden at the Philly Botanical Gardens
The Meadow at the Philly Botanical Gardens
during our trip to Lancaster County...
Meteorites from the Brenham Field (outside my hometown of Greensburg!) at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in DC
These are much smaller, and were found much earlier (1882) than the 'Space Wanderer' that resided at the Big Well museum until the tornado. That was discovered in 1949, and was the worlds largest pallasite meteorite, until 2005, when a larger one was found in the same field. See! Not just a knitting blog!
Rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home Mine in Alma, CO at the same museum (I have rhodochrosite jewelry from the same mine!)
which I love almost the most of all my jewelry! Rhodochrosite was a by-product of silver mining and usually just tossed on the scrap piles...but I think I have probably lectured enough on geology today....
National Botanical Gardens in DC
Two excellent botanicals on one trip!
And we had a layover in Milwaukee. I had never been to Wisconsin before, so I get to add another state to my list. It does too count!
That’s our vacation to Philadelphia in a nutshell!