Saturday, July 19, 2008

New York, New York

Going to New York was really new, fun, and exciting! We drove to Newark NJ and then took a train into New York City. When I got out of the train station I was so overwhelmed to say the very least! There are so many people, building, cars, buses, and a lot going on! We decided to take a double decker sightseeing bus, which was really fun. We got to see canal street, which was crazy! We also went to ground zero, it was so weird to see where all of the happened, i could not even believe how big the building must have been and all of the damage that happened. About this time it started raining and didn't really stop for really about the rest of the time we were there. We also rode the ferry and got to see the Statue of Liberty which was so cool. And then we went to Times Square and Broadway. It was so much to take in but so awesome as well! I am so glad that we got to go to New York while we were out here because I have always wanted to, and always wondered if I really would ever get to go.
On the double decker bus
On the ferry to see the statue
Times Square

Pictures of Down town Philly and Valley Forge with my mom

Sorry piece, Down Town Philly


Memorial Arch in Valley Forge

Bell in Washington's Memorial Church

My Mom's Birthday

For my mom's birthday this year she flew out to come stay with Landon and I for about a week! It was so good to see her and so very much fun to have her here! We did a lot of really fun stuff while she was here. We go to go see down town Philly, also we went to the Valley Forge National Park, then we got to go to New York and see all the fun sights. It was an awesome week, it was more like a present for me than her, because i finally had someone to hang out with during the day. Landon works from 11:30 in the morning to 10:00 at night six days a week so I am stuck by myself most of the time, and it was so great to have someone to pal around with. It has been crazy this summer living away from family and missing so much. We are missing Preston's farewell, and missing being there while Lindsay plans her wedding that is coming up in August. I think that both Landon and I are getting ready to be home again,to be with family and friends.

The Atlantic Ocean

Landon and I knew we wanted to go to the ocean while we are here, and a good day of weather came so we could not resist! We went to a little city right on the beach near Atlantic City. We had such a relaxing day and got to eat some really yummy ice cream. And we also realized how awesome Landon's farmers tan has gotten!

Farmers looks like he is wearing a white shirt!

Hershey, PA

I had heard that Hershey, PA smells like chocolate, and for that reason alone Landon and I had to go! It was about a two hour drive from where we live, so i wasn't all that excited (you have to remember that a couple weeks before this Landon and I had traveled 32 hours in a car from Pocatello, Idaho to Valley Forge Pennsylvania). But actually the drive was really nice we saw some Amish county which was so cool. When we got to Hershey we rolled down the windows to smell the chocolaty air, it didn't smell like chocolate when you are far from the factory but the closer you get the more it does really smell like chocolate! Hershey is such a cute little city, really surrounded by nothing but farm land. But they do have a really big theme park, and a place called Chocolate World. Landon and I went to the Chocolate World but the theme park is definitely on our to-do list! Anyway Chocolate World was fun, they have a little ride that explains how chocolate is made, which was way cool!

On the Chocolate World ride

Down Town Philly

Ok, so I have decided that I really stink at this blogging thing I mean seriously Landon and I have been in Philadelphia for a good part of the summer now and I am just blogging the stuff that happened in June. Well i guess in my defence, our camera did break so that did put a small damper on things, but we got a new one so i will let you know what we have been up to.

For all of you that didn't know Landon and I decided to go to Philly for the summer to sell security systems, it has been an adventure and we would be coming back next summer but Landon got in his program at school so he will be doing clinicals next summer!

When Landon and I got here in May you could say it was a bit of a culture shock. The highway system here is wack and everyone drives so so fast, and since Landon and I are accustomed to Idaho highways we were shell shocked! So after a few weeks of living in Valley Forge and getting familiar with the area we decided to venture out to Down town Philly and see some of the sights.

First we went and got Philly Cheese steaks at a local favorite. This was an experience all in itself, you have to order a certain way and if you take to much time you can tell they get really irritated! So we ordered a cheese steak wit whiz, this means a cheese steak with onions and cheese whiz, this is how most people from Philly like theirs so we figured when in Rome! The cheese steaks were way good, and way huge.

Next we ventured to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The Liberty Bell was awesome..and that's all i really have to say about that sight! Then at Independence Hall we were waiting in line to go inside the actual building and next thing I know Landon is telling me that Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are standing like 10 feet away from us. At first I didn't believe him, but the more we looked we realized that it really was them. So to make this story a little bit shorter we didn't end up seeing Independence Hall that day, Landon wanted to follow them instead, so that really shows you how patriotic we are...hahah!

After this we walked to LOVE park and down to the Philly Art Museum which is known for the stairs from the Rocky movie, it looked like a short walk...wrong...and I was wearing the worst shoes, but over all it was really fun.

Philly is the 6Th biggest city in the nation, so it was really neat to see some of the sights, and eat some of the native food, we really had such a good time.

On Liberty Square

Landon by the Liberty Bell

In front of Independence Hall