With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: October 18th, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

October 18th, 2010

Today we finished the third and last leg of our stay-close-to-home, thirty-fifth anniversary, time-together celebration. It was a beautiful day!  We walked a lot and are now feeling tuckered out but really enjoyed all we did together.
Before we set out for the day, we set up the tripod for a picture together.  Notice who wanted to get his mug into the photo :)

Then it was off for a friendly priced Friendly's breakfast for $2.22 each. Two eggs, two pieces of bacon or sausage and two pancakes, French Toast or Sour dough bread. Nice!
We drove to the speedline, parked and took the train into Philadelphia at 8th and Market.  We walked about four city blocks to Independence National Historic Park.
First stop was to see The Liberty Bell.
Then a short walk to the Independence Hall Building.  We did not go into this building because we needed to first get a ticket from another location. We were able to go into the west-wing of Independence Hall where we saw this silver inkstand.
from wikipedia
The Syng inkstand is a silver inkstand used during the signing of both the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the United States Constitution in 1787. Aside from paper documents, it is one of only four physical objects that were present during the Constitution Convention known to still exist (with a reasonable degree of certainty), along with Independence Hall itself, the Liberty Bell, and the chair George Washington sat in as the convention's presiding officer. It is thus both a work of art and an important artifact from American history, having been used by such prominent founding fathers as Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, and James Madison.
 Congress Hall
John resting with Independence Hall in the background.  The Clock/Bell tower is under construction.
  By mid-afternoon we were ready to visit Chinatown for a bite to eat.
A penny press of The City of Brotherly Love's famous LOVE sculpture seemed fitting.
Wikipedia photo

Thoughtful greetings we received:
And a surprise from my sweetheart...
I have posted the following video before but it is so fitting ~


BECKY said...

You two are just too cute! I am so glad you have had such a wonderful celebration! Our 31st was the 8th and family matters seemed to overshadow it. We managed a little time alone, and got take-out, but that was about it. I'm hoping we can have a little getaway before Christmas gets here.

Love all of your photos!
Have a blessed week, gal!
Love n hugs,

Susan said...

Wow, LDH. What a wonderful post! You and your forever love had a fabulous day. Great photos, too. Sooooo happy for you both. The ring is gorgeous, too. It's just great to see two people who are so happy. Susan

RoyalTLady said...

Foremost congratulations on your 35th anniversary celebration.

Thank you for taking me to your historical places and of course I haven't been to this part of the world yet... great pictures to share and of course your beautiful accounts of your few days together with hubby ...

I have a new addition on the 4th October and yet to post some pictures of my grand daughter Sofiya.

Maggie Ann said...

How beautiful everything is in your post...you are a beautiful couple, God has blessed you..=). Thanks for sharing like you did, I enjoyed your post and your ring is wow!

Dayle said...

That looks like a perfect day to me. What a wonderful milestone ... 35 years of marriage. Congratulations!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

I'm so glad you shared a beautiful celebration of your marriage. Love your new sparkling remembrance from your sweetheart too! Congratulations.

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing your special day with us. You are such a beautiful couple, inside and out, and that is so sweet that Raider got in the photo. May God bless you both richly in the coming year.

Paula said...

Beautiful ring--but that's small potatoes compared to the love you apparently have for each other. God's blessings on you both.

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful day you two had together! Celebrating your love and the blessings of the years God has given you so far is more special as the years go by. I've been to Independence Hall and have seen the Liberty Bell. You brought back such great memories of the day I spent there several years ago. Your ring is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your special day with us.

Life In a Little House said...

Wonderful pictures as always you will have to tell me again what camera your using. You had told me awhile ago and I forgot. Mine is still being held together with tape :-O ~ And a very Happy Annivesary!! Raider looks very cute in that first picture he has so much character in his face. That is how my poodle is lol! That one of you and your husband would be nice framed!! are you baking anything special for the event? have a Blessed Day ~ Love Heather

Snap said...

Loved all the photos of you two celebrating your anniversary. Too cute and boy, were you busy! I enjoyed each step! :D :D :D Lovely ring. May you have another 35 years (at least)!


NanaDiana said...

Thank you for the wonderful post. I felt like I was right there with you. The two of you make a lovely, no...beautiful...couple. Congratulations-again- xxoo Diana

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful way to spend it!Looks like you both had a great time!

Ann said...

But of course Raider would want to front and center for picture time :) Love all the shots, lucky girl, you can get your husband to take pictures. Mine always puts his hand up in front of his face when a camera comes out.

Karen said...

How romantic! Thanks for sharing the great pics. I enjoy your posts and always appreciate your comments. Praying for joy and peace for you and your family.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Anniversary! Great post and thanks for sharing your trip with us. You both look so happy - good looking couple. What a pretty ring.

maría cecilia said...

Much happiness and blessings to you both!!!
maria cecilia

Laurie said...

I just enjoyed a visit of several of your recent posts, and it was especially nice to find out that you and John celebrated your 35th anniversary. (Our 35th is in Dec.) What a wonderful time you both had visiting Philadelphia, and what a wonderful way to spend your anniversary together. May you have at least 35 more years together!



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