The drive north was long, but easier; the wind was still cold and brutal, but the car drove splendidly, through flat countryside and past pine forests. The Chesapeake Bridge was visible this time, and we took photos going through it
Still, it took time, and with only a couple pit stops for gas and bathrooms, it took us from 9:30 am or so to reach Philadelphia around 4:00 pm – Close to estimates unfortunately. We made it to the Seaport Museum just as they were thinking about closing – parking was a royal pain, but what can you do in the big city? We found our way to the museum in a roundabout way, and after waiting for a creaking Dell computer to churn out tickets, Pops raced over to the USS Olympia to take a the long awaited tour. Mum and I waited in the warm museum as long as we could, since dogs – and carriages – were not allowed on those old boats.