Philadelphia Trip ~ November 2017
Since the kids didn't have school Thursday & Friday.......they traveled to Philadelphia. Thursday morning, they went to The Schuylkill Center and spent 2 hours helping to clean out invasive plants in the forest. The photos below are of this portion of their trip.
Participants: Chloe Imes, Josie Whitesel, Anna Taylor, Anna Allen, Katie Hart, Emma McClure, Julie Hart, Caleb Lupot, Riley Wert, Clara McCahren, Dakota Ehrenzeller & Tori Foltz. Chaperones: Kathy Whitesel, Kevin Ehrenzeller, Amy McCahren.
A Tour of Eastern State Penitentiary:
Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and Al Capone.
A Segway Tour:
Segway Mural Tour in Philadelphia. The entire side of many buildings had beautiful murals painted on them. Looks like lots of fun!