While in New Jersey visiting family, we spent a day exploring some historic sights in Philadelphia. We had a great day sightseeing, but I think the highlight of the day for my kids was the 15 minute train ride from NJ across the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philly.
Public transportation may be totally normal for many people or really frustrating for others. But for my kids it's a rockin' good time. "I found a penny!" "Look at that lady's hair. How come it's purple and yellow like that?" "Do you think anyone has jumped off the train and died?" "I wish we lived by a train station." "What's that smell?" "Where is the conductor and why isn't he taking my ticket?"
We met my sis-in-law and her three kids, and between bathroom stops, a picnic lunch, and little legs trying to keep up, we only managed to see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the US Mint. This just means another visit for another time, which in turn merits another qualified school field trip. Win.