The city of brotherly love, Philadelphia!!! We didn't even stay in Philly, but the day we had here was so fun. Right off the bat, we got up and drove to Pennsylvania, which was about a two hour drive from the hotel. I slept the whole way there! When we got there, the Oklahoma group got out of the bus and walked to the love statue, which was right in front of a beautiful fountain. We got to take lots of cute pictures and felt the breeze and most from the fountain. We then walked to redding market for lunch, which was kind of set up like a state fair. There was a variety of food, ranging from BBQ to sushi. I got a Philly cheese stake, because we're in Philly for peat sake! It was delicious and actually my first cheese steak ever. We then bought some Amish made candy, and I got gummy coke bottles and these nerd wafers. They were both really good! The nerd wafers were really weird because on the outside it was like an edible paper and then in the inside it tasted like nerds and had a bead feel to it. After all of that, we got back on the bus and drove to independence hall. First off, we are to a window where we saw the Liberty bell and took some pictures. We didn't get to go in, but at least we got some pictures. There, we took a thirty minute tour into the building where they signed the constitution and the deceleration of independence. After independence hall, we had some time left over until Mike came to pick us up with the bus, so we went to a local mall that sold souvenirs and had a good court. I got a mocha frappe and a couple souvenirs for my family and I. Afterwards, we drove to potbelly sandwiches and got dinner. I had a ham and cheese, which I thought was average tasting and I didn't really like it. But then, we waited on mike to come back and pick us up for our drive to Washington D.C. It was an easy day and long bus rides. Still, it was very interesting and much fun. It's weird at all of the new customs Philadelphia has in comparison to norman. It seems like in the easy coast, everywhere, pedestrians are walking. Another one is that there is a lot of homeless people. The population of homeless people are ridiculously high especially in Philly. Where in norman, you don't see that much. Sadly, after lunch, we had to say goodbye to Marrianne. She's been with us since the very start of the trip and it actually pretty hard to say goodbye to her. She definitely had a huge toll on my trip experience and I will truly miss her. With her being easy to talk to yet being informative, she was probably the total package! However, we picked up Jeff for the day and he was pretty cool too! This day will influence my life by remembering all of the history we learned on the actual place, not books in a classroom. I can't say it enough of how much of a difference it has on a student. It's simply amazing, and again, I'm glad I got to take this once in a life time opportunity!