Since I last checked in we have been city slickers by day and campers by night. Hehe!
We saw New York, and that was all well and good, but the best part was heading over the bridge into Hoboken, NJ to see Carlo's Bakery. My kids were in heaven! They love Cake Boss (what we can see on Netflix) and they were so excited to get to see a guy from the show there. We got cannolis and cheesecake, AMAZING!
Then we headed to Philadelphia to see Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, eat some REAL Philly cheese steak, and see the Fireman Museum. It was a fun time! We got brave and took bikes into Philly and it went very well! We got to see so much more! And the kids just loved riding on sidewalks, it was like an adventure in an adventure. :)
Next was Washington DC, oh my, it was SO MUCH FUN! We have friends, Nathan and Amanda, that live in the city so we got our own personal biking tour guides! We rode well over 20 miles on our bikes (in two days) and got to see everything we wanted to see. It was definitely my favorite city! It's clean, beautiful, and very very bike friendly, it was also in FULL bloom! We did the Museum of Natural History, National Archives, Arlington Cemetery and the changing of the guards (so moving...), waved at all of the monuments and special buildings (White House, Capitol, Pentagon, Watergate, historic Georgetown) and Georgetown Cupcakes (From the show DC Cupcakes). I don't know what was better, the bike riding, the sights, or the good company, it was a blast!!
By the way we voted, Carlo's Bakery tasted better, but Georgetown Cupcakes was looked better. :) It really was a cute little shop.
At the moment we are headed to Richmond,VA to spend some time with our good friends Brandon and Katie.
We have two weeks left on the road and we are so excited about our next few stops! Richmond, Cape Hatteras, and the Great Smoky Mountains... I'll check in again soon! xo, Sam