For a week of vacation/history stuff. I’d like to thank our travel agent for setting up most of the trip. I insisted on setting up our own motel. And we are in for a delight. Apparently we are super close to a “space needle” and “fish market”. I think I hit it out of the park with this one. Mrs. Lovingit’s gonna be all over me after this.
Liberty Bell is well worth reading ahead of your trip. It will give you more appreciation for it when / if you do see it.
I seem to recall that there were plans afoot at some point in time to "recast" the bell after the infamous crack first appeared in 1824. But, after a lot of back and forth, it was decided to leave it as is, with the crack just "stablizied" by that carriage bolt and nut holding the lower end of the crack in place. That makes it probably the most famous single bolt in Amurican History.
The random thought was, the Phillies used to have a third baseman you might have heard of, name of Mike Schmidt. Now, I hated that guy at the time, because, at that same time, for at least part of it, my Atlanta Braves had a third baseman that had a pretty good run for a couple of years, named Bob Horner. When the All Star voting was done each year, I was highly P!SSED that Mike Schmidt would beat out Bob Horner at third base.
Looking back now, I kinda have to ad-mo-mit, the voters may have gotten that right.