The 2018 Road, Day 23: A Father’s Greatest Joy

June 17, 2018, Philadelphia-

We began the day with what was billed as “A Farewell Brunch”-and it was enough to last me, at least, until late afternoon.

Here are a couple of scenes from the morning.

Son is explaining to his  second cousin about his work on a ship in the Navy, whilst YH and the little guy’s parents look on.

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My younger brother, Mom and the lovely bride are enjoying the morning.

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Once we had indeed made our farewells to the family, Aram, YH and I headed over to the Korean War Memorial, just inside Penn’s Landing.

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We headed back towards the Independence Historic District.   A few late model buildings caught our attention. The Ritz-Carlton is mostly high rise, but uses this domed structure for its lobby, convention center and main dining room.

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Here, you get a view of Philadelphia City Hall.

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We took in the Alexander Hamilton exhibit at The Constitution Center.

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Then came a visit to the Liberty Bell.

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I managed a selfie with the former Pennsylvania State House bell, now a national symbol.

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We then returned to Independence Hall, checking out the East Wing and courtyard, for a bit.

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The last act of the day was to head to Jones Restaurant, on Chestnut Street, and enjoy a Midday repast of  tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich, hearkening back to my childhood.          The best present, though, was having Aram here and getting to meet his love.

Leaving the happy couple to enjoy the Philadelphia evening, I headed south, to Baltimore.

 

 

26 thoughts on “The 2018 Road, Day 23: A Father’s Greatest Joy

  1. It sounds that you got to have the best of both events – the wedding and meeting Aram’s Fiancee – she is a beauty and he is very handsome… I enjoyed visiting the Liberty Bell when we visited Philly. I was sort of surprised to see how small the bell was compared to what I imagined (funny how there is never any photo with something for scale in text books)!

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  2. I haven’t seen those places in real life, even though I am an adventurous Sagittarius. I do remember how teary eyed I become when visiting Arizona Memorial for the first time. I was 14, and did not expect the emotions that bursted up inside of me. Thanks for sharing a great post!

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