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Old 10-06-2017, 06:12 PM   #1
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Everyone should go to Philadelphia at least once

The recent discussions have reminded me of how much I was moved by going to Philadelphia. The Founders struggled with independence and wrote the Declaration of Independence there.

I can't tell you how privileged I felt being there. Walking in the same places the great men- Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Hancock, walked was, how can I say this, a holy experience for me. It's hard to put it into words, but it was just incredible.

In times like these, I think remembering what these men said and did is important. And if you get a chance to go to Philadelphia someday, do it.
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IMG_1263.PNGJust might make a trip there driving around IL.
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:45 AM   #3
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Gettysburg is another place that I would recommend.

Cuca, double check the gun laws in Philadelphia. There are a few cities in Pennsylvania that try to pass their own local laws and not follow state law. Not saying you can't carry but definitely do some research.
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I agree with JC on visiting Gettysburg. I have many books on the civil war and thought I had a good understanding of it. Being there and walking the ground was sobering and gave new meaning to what I had read.
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does Pittsburg count.
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gmountain that would be a great trip. Thomas Jefferson had so much vision! He was a brilliant man. He wrote a document that has stood the test of time. It is really a shame that the F------g politicians and rich liberals are so bent on destroying this great country of democracy!
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Gettysburg is another place that I would recommend.

Cuca, double check the gun laws in Philadelphia. There are a few cities in Pennsylvania that try to pass their own local laws and not follow state law. Not saying you can't carry but definitely do some research.
Oh yes, Gettysburg is a definite must. They sell tapes/CD's and you go to point one and play the narration of what happened on that spot then pause, move to next point to listen there and so on! My wife and her friend went shopping in town and I went with her friend's husband (a full bird Army colonel who had led tours of the sites) on a tour of the battle field and later they took us for dinner at the Herr House (in the day, a Confederate field hospital during the battle). Really neat trip especially standing on top of Little Round Top!

Wouldn't mind seeing the sights of Philly except it's in the city....LOL
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Went once with my wife and eldest daughter. Would love to go again and spend more time with the history.
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:15 AM   #9
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Valley Forge

I agree that a visit to Philadelphia can be a moving experience. We were there in the summer of 2016. There were times during our tours of historical sites that I nearly choked up. Couple other locations that are worth a visit are Valley Forge and the site of Washington’s crossing of the Delaware. Good stuff...

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