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Monday, August 20, 2012

The City of Brotherly Love and a Few of the Sights and Signs (ASL)

We took a Sunday afternoon drive to The City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  At the bottom of this post are links to the sign for "ghost" or "spirit" and a video of our Pledge of Allegiance as well as a detailed step by step explanation how to do each sign at the bottom of their page.. I thought it an appropriate way to end the post.

The first stop was the Liberty Bell. There was a line, but it moved quickly. The security officer at the checkpoint signed for me when Fabulous Husband told her I was deaf. She signed what I needed to do, and "Thank you" when I was free to carry on with the tour.   I didn't notice Independence Hall was right behind me until later in the evening when I was reviewing the photos. I was so busy looking at the bell and everything  around me inside except out the window behind it.

I took this while Fabulous Husband and B. Bear were heading toward Independence Hall from the Visitor's Center.

This is the cemetery where Ben Franklin is buried, but it was closed by the time I got there. 

They say Ben Franklin's ghost wanders the rooms in this building.

This restaurant is still in business, but we opted for something a little different this time.

The old Philadelphia Exchange building is such an elegant looking structure.

Another view of Liberty Bell

The Philadelphia skyline as we drove toward the city 

A couple of shots of the LOVE statue at the Love Park

We HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for lunch, just a few doors down from Ritz East

The B.Bear's favorite thing all day was this restaurant. He ate all the broccoli, carrots, bok choy and other veggies first. He loves his veggies.

Here is one video demonstration of the  ASL variation of the sign Ghost: ghost or spirit by lifeprint.com

Here is the Pledge of Allegiance demonstrated at lifeprint.com in video, and also with a step by step illustration with explanation of each sign in the pledge: http://www.lifeprint.com/asl101/topics/pledge/main.htm