I decided to take a quick trip to Philadelphia recently. There have been many things on my mind, and one of the more pressing is trying to decide where to move next.
For a couple days, I spent some time exploring that of Philly. I had a friend guide me – and thank God for that! I’m not a big city person. But he was kind enough to take me into Old City and see the history that lives inside this incredible place.
We saw the liberty bell, Independence Hall, The Rose Garden, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and so much more. I’m a big fan of history. It’s important.
“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”Edmund Burke
Here are some of the pictures of the places we visited and explored in Old City Philadelphia.
Walking through these areas, feeling the history emanating off the stones, I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes – which just so happens to be by Edmund Burke.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”Edmund Burke
There were so many good men through history fighting for the freedoms we so often take for granted today. Yes, we disagree. Yes, there are struggles. Yes, I’m sure there is plenty of room for improvement to better EVERY citizens life. But we are fortunate. We are different from all other countries and nations, and there is a reason they all want to come here.
This was breathtaking walking through history. I could not help but think who might have walked those same cobblestone paths. George Washington? Benjamin Franklin? Thomas Jefferson? So many others… I could not help but feel haunted, as if all our founding fathers were watching.
Not only did we explore the history of Philadelphia – which, for me, was captivating – but he showed me some of the outskirts as well. We had dinner at a couple of the most cozy restaurants.
All in all, this was a fantastic mini vacation and I have every intention of heading back to these locations – hopefully with Ferro in tow!