On to Philly and Longwood Gardens

August 30, 2021

by Beth

After saying farewell to Marty, and Bruce and Gene (not pictured anywhere) and departing Emmitsburg we proceeded on to Philadelphia (Germantown). Why I took no pictures in Germantown, I have no idea. But, we ventured south to visit Longwood Gardens. Beautiful botanical gardens which were formerly a DuPont home it seems. It also seems that the DuPonts might have been enamored with Versailles what with the water gardens and the dancing fountains and grand topiaries. I found the Conservatory with its green walls (literally green plants to fill the walls in places), orchids and water lilies to be the best part of the visit. And again, as with most of the summer, it was right warm out there!

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Beth

Marathoner (hey! I did complete the Nashville Rock'n'Roll Marathon! -- never again!), peregrino (Via Frances, Camino de Santiago de Compostela 2013), techie behind famvin.org for over 20 years now, mother to David, Marie and Daniel, Mémère to Lily, Ella, Genevieve, Henry, Avery, Luke and Claire, Catholic Christian (when I get frustrated and want to leave the RC I find myself asking "But where would I go?"), Auburn Tiger (War Eagle!), retired from Auburn University Libraries, and after 44 years, I'm still married to JP.

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