I was funded by the university to go to Philadelphia for a conference about postsecondary education for students with disabilities. I learned A LOT and I was so glad I was given the opportunity to go. All the information was great to know for my job and my future endeavors in my career field.
The perk of going on this trip for the conference is that I got to see a really cool place during the times when I wasn't in workshops. It was GREAT. I have never been to Philadelphia, so it was fun to explore a new place. And Steve got to come on the trip with me, so we got to have fun in this new place!!!
I can't remeber which things we did on which days of the trip, so I'm going to try and organize the pictures in some logical way. :)
This was one of the first "cool" things I saw on the trip. We were out on Tuesday getting ready to see some things and saw this cemetary. It was so neat because it's obviously old and historical. That was the coolest part of the trip. Everything had some history to it, and I liked being able to actually SEE the history.
|A cemetary on a side street of Philly.|
Okay. Our first night in Philly, we got in around dinner time. By the time we got to our hotel, settled, and were ready to explore town for a place for dinner, it was probably 8:30 or 9:00 at night. So it was dark. Obviously we are unsure exactly of where we are going, and hoping we'll like the restaurant, and that it doesn't take forever, etc. So we are walking down the street, turn the corner and THIS angle of the statue is the view I have. I nearly screamed! I was NOT expecting to see that right there...right on the corner of the street. After the initial shock, I thought it was a pretty cool statue...but still. Scary at first.