Saturday, July 5, 2008
Fourth of July where it all began!
Yesterday my wife (Rachelle) and two of our friends (Aaron and Erica Twitchell) made the drive down to Philadelphia for the Fourth of July fireworks and celebration! The main fireworks display took place just above the Philadelphia Art Museum whose steps were made famous by the "Italian Stallion" Rocky Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone). There was a concert followed by one of the countries most expensive and elaborate fireworks displays! As if the thousands upon thousands of people as well as the amazing architecture weren't enough the thought of being in the city where 232 years prior to the day 44 men gathered blocks away in Independence Hall to sign the Declaration of Independence for the United States of America! Wow, history just seems that much more tangible when you can experience it first hand like that! I was overwhelmed and humbled to be able to be there for such a celebration! Definitely an experience I will never forget!