Thursday, August 1, 2013

a day in the city

Wondering how we got back across the river?
We could have turned and headed right back over the bridge the way we came, but we had more plans.
 We walked from the base of the bridge through Old City to a sweet cafe located at Welcome Park where we enjoyed General Tso's Chicken and finally rested.  We planned to do most of our walking prior to lunch keeping the end of our adventure a little easier.
Sadly, I didn't think to gets photos during lunch (probably too hungry and too tired)
Feeling refreshed, we left the restaurant and continued walking to the waterfront at Penn's Landing
and looked at the bridge rather than from it
 Beneath a sky of pretty clouds we saw across the river, Campbell's Field and the Nipper building. Formally the headquarters of the RCA Victor Talking Machine Company, the building, constructed in 1909-1916 was a Victrola cabinet factory. It was converted into upscale loft apartments and retail space in 2004. source.
{John's mom worked for RCA from 1942 until her retirement in 1982}
With energy waning, it was really nice to sit on the tiered steps of the Plaza
We returned to the Jersey side of the river aboard the Riverlink Ferry.
(USS Battleship New Jersey in background) 
A view of the underside of the Ben Franklin Bridge from the ferry 
crossing the Delaware River
Looking back at the Philadelphia skyline
returning to the Camden waterfront
disembarking
passing the Nipper tower as we walked back to the car to drive home.
(all total, we walked about 5 miles with very little grumbling from the kiddos)

19 comments:

NanaDiana said...

That was quite a hike, Lorraine. It was so worth it though to see all those wonderful views. Glad you took the ferry back though! I was tired just mentally traveling along with you! xo Diana

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful day. I hoped you would take the ferry back! That made your trip complete.
~Adrienne~

Debbie said...

What wonderful sights and times you had! Great pictures. yep, lots of walking, but well worth it I'm sure!

Snap said...

Fun family time and lots of good memories made. I bet ya'll slept well that night!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Thanks for sharing I feel I had a vacation. How pretty..and your pictures are great, and enjoyed with family, what a blessing!
Hugs

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful day for a boat ride, Lorraine. The kids are really good walkers. xo

Susan said...

What a lovely tour, LDH. Sounded like a really fun (albeit tiring) excursion.

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, too, for all your sweet visits and comments on my blog. Always love to see you've stopped by. Susan

Sherry said...

What great pictures! I feel like I walked right along with you and I was very tired by the time we got on that ferry! :)

Winnie said...

Your photos are breath-taking. I can almost feel I was there with you

Ann said...

sounds like a very nice and tiring day

Mona said...

I enjoyed walking around with you. It looked like such a good time albeit tiring.. Nice pictures..
Love, Mona

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like you had a great day! Love the stained glass on the Nipper Building:@)

Blackberry Lane said...

This was very interesting to me as I have not visited your area before. Glad you had nice weather.

Robyn@SimplyMe1970 said...

That was some hike but you all look like you enjoyed it. Your photos are wonderful..I live in NJ all my life until I was 32 and I have never seen that bridge before, it is really pretty....

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Gorgeous views. I love ferry boats and bridges. Good for you, all that walking. I need to walk more.

Melissa Bo said...

I loved your pictures!
Your trip sounds like so much fun!

Just a little something from Judy said...

No wonder you both seem so young. I am so proud of all of you. Five miles in the heat is most commendable. I for one am so thankful that you remembered your camera. I really enjoyed these pictures!

Lea Culp said...

What absolutely beautiful photos and hats off to you for being a real trooper. I'm tired just reading about how far you walked. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kristina said...

Looks like so much fun.

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