Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Franklin Institute and Valley Forge

The Franklin Institute is a children's hands-on museum in Philadelphia. This is an exhibit that tells you (based on your weight) how much blood you have in your body.

The Visitor's Center at Valley Forge.

Learning about electricity

Human Heart exhibit

Visitor's Center at Valley Forge

Independence Hall

Independence Hall; there was a long line of people waiting to tour inside, and we didn't have time so we just looked around outside. 

There was also a long line to see the Liberty Bell, but there is a window to see it from outside. 

Looking at the Liberty Bell from outside. 

Cobblestone street near Independence Hall.

Benjamin Franklin's gravesite across the street from the Philadelphia Mint.

One of the first banks in America, to the right. 

Back of Independence Hall.

Philadelphia Temple

We attended the Philadelphia open house last weekend. We walked through the temple  and saw all the ordinance rooms. The temple is in the style of the old colonial times, with light fixtures that look like candles, and lots of attention to details. It is one of the most beautiful temples we've been to. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Great Waves

We ventured out to a water park a few days ago, they had a really fun wave pool and waterslides, a dry play structure, and kiddie pools.