Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Washington DC Trip Day Seven 12-02-10

Since we'd missed getting our sandwiches yesterday, we decided to pick them up before we left Philadelphia. This time there was no problem getting to Reading Terminal. It was 11 am and already there was about a 10 minute line. We got them, though, a plain pulled pork and roast beef with provelone and sweet peppers. Both very good.
We didn't know what to expect from Longwood Gardens in Kennet Square. It's enormous! and seems to go on for miles. Some of the outside stuff is closed for the winter, including the giant lily pond I wanted to see, and some of the fountains and the topiary garden. The conservatory if full of room after room after room of wonderful exotic flowers and all decorated for Christmas. We wanted to see the holiday fountains which went off every hour. They were synchronized to holiday music. The fountains would be specatacular at night with all of the different colors. There were a few tree houses that the boy loved.
After spending a couple hours at the gardens we headed for Lancaster in the Amish part of Pennsylvania. We saw the carriages on the roads. And lots of yellow schoolbuses! We don’t have those at home – the kids take SAMTRANS. We stopped to take pictures of one covered bridge and to have dinner, and then let the GPS take us to Chambersburg, uneventful except when hubby missed the exit (hidden in a thicket of cones in a constructon zone) and we had to go 5 miles out of our way before turning around.

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