She doesn't like to spend money, and doesn't like for me to spend my money either. But I decided that I'm (large and) in charge, so I made a hotel reservation in King of Prussia. I'm happy to spend money. That's what money is for.
She wanted to see the Amish Country, and so we toured that.
We chased this poor guy down so she could get a picture. I didn't feel so good about that. But I was driving, so I could have refused. The Amish don't like to have their faces pictured, and she didn't get his face, so that's okay. The kids in the back of this buggy were so cute.
The farms around this area are very pretty really.
We toured an Amish farm house that obviously is no longer owned by the Amish, but you do learn a lot from the tour.
Then we drove to Strasburg to the railroad museum. Railroads were a big thing in that area.
Then on to King of Prussia. We spent the night there, and drove into Philadelphia the next morning. We went straight to Franklin Institute King Tut exhibition.
That's Bindy at the top of the steps, adjusting her turquoise-colored backpack. The backpack has "Ashley" embroidered on it. She got it cheap from Lands End 'cause Ashley changed her mind I guess.
They don't let you take pictures inside the exhibit. Bindy loved the displays and artifacts. I think my attention span is faulty, 'cause I got a touch
We then caught the Phlash, which is what the Philly bus is called, into town, and left my car at the Franklin. Once in town we took a double-decked bus tour. That was great. Very enjoyable, and something I hadn't done there before. The guide was wonderful.
On a bus tour the pix you get are mostly of hairy arms in front of you. I did get pictures of armpits and bra straps, but I like this guys arms. So that's what you get to look at.
We drove home Saturday night, went to the Mormon church the next morning which was awful, and in the afternoon toured our state Capitol Building. It was open because our state government had not yet passed a budget. Those guys. So we saw the beautiful building, and watched a little of the House debate on important stuff, like smoking in bars and breast feeding babies in public. No reason to get right to the budget. It was only 15 days or so late at that point.
Monday we went to Gettysburg. I made my husband Niks go with us. He knows lots about Gettysburg, and I needed help. My jaws were tired from gritting my teeth and smiling.
Here (above) they are at Little Round Top, to the left of whatever monument that is. Niks always has to wear a hat on accounta he's bald and the sun is too much for him. Even when it's cloudy.
This is them at what I think this is the Louisiana Monument at Gettysburg. Unless it's not. There are a LOT of monuments on those battlefields.
I've bored myself right to pieces on this post. It's not easy living up to my B-O-R-I-N-G promise at the top of my blog. But I do try. I am so sweet, I do amaze my own self.