Friday, July 26, 2013

Home at last

I am home from vacation and just spent the last two days in training for my new school.  This post will not be about teaching so if you want you can just skip it.  I know many are in BTS mode and looking for ideas.  Anyway I just wanted to share some highlights of my trip.  First of all I did get to see Jars of Clay.  This has to be my all time favorite band!  I ended up in the 7th row center but in a venue of approximately 200 seats I don't think there were any bad ones. 

If you have never heard of them you can get some music for free at Noisetrade.  The band posted the link through Facebook so don't worry about illegal downloads.  They are incredible but of course that is just my opinion.

My view (please forgive my horrible photography skills, yet another profession I would never even attempt)

A second highlight was seeing the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.  I was actually in the SAME room where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution was signed.  I am not a real history freak but this is something I have always wanted to see.  I just think it is cool to be able to stand where our country was founded and thinking about the risks our founding fathers took gives me chills.  Just think what would have happened to those men if they had lost. 

The Liberty Bell.  That is me and my boys and hubby.

You can get amazingly close to it.
And Independence Hall


The furniture in the room is period but not original to the building except for the chair behind the presiding table. That is the Chair of the Rising Sun. The chair used by George Washington.



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