Thursday, June 29, 2017

GrandCamp with Rob

This week Bob and I had the pleasure of hosting our eldest grandson, Rob, for GrandCamp. We packed a lot into our time together.

We visited Valley Forge, PA, and spent some time in 1777 with the Father of our Country... seen astride his favorite horse, Blueskin. According to the text describing the lifesized model,
"(George Washington) knows that he must continue to lead by example...if he is to retain (his troops') respect and motivate them to stay the course." Washington was a true leader.

Remind you of anyone???

Scattered around the grounds of this park are small cabins that were used to house Washington's men during that fateful winter.

The next day we rode the Patco train into Philadelphia and got off at 8th and Market St. A short walk brought us to the Philadelphia Mint.

We learned how coins were made--a fascinating process. The Mint offers a free, self-guided tour.

After the tour, the three of us walked to Reading Terminal Market where we enjoyed the atmosphere and a great lunch. I tried the chana masala from Nanee's Kitchen, and loved it.

GrandCamp isn't complete without going miniature golfing and going swimming at Atsion Lake.

Rob's putting has greatly improved since last year, and we were impressed by his concentration and attention to details. We found the course at Winslow Golf Center a bit more challenging than some of the other mini-golf courses in this area.

Bob and I have a week off between Rob and the next two campers. Our time here in NJ is just flying by!

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