Thursday, August 6, 2009

Travel Tip Thursday: Philadelphia! Quack! Quack!

This is my first foray into the travel tips. I'll be talking about a few fun things to do in Philly, and the surrounding areas, if you plan to visit the area. But before I do, I want to thank everyone for their fabulous encouragement for me as I begin my own trip into a healthy lifestyle! I plan to blog about my Weight Watchers journey on Wednesdays, which happens to be my day off and my weigh-in day!

OK, so off to the business at hand!

If you happen to be in Philadelphia and it's summertime, a really fun thing to do is to Ride The Ducks! A duck is a bus of sorts which is actually an amphibious truck from World War II. They were overhauled and refitted as tour buses. But these are like no other tour buses you'll ever see! (unless you happen to be in Baltimore MD, Branson MO, Seattle, WA, or San Francisco, CA to name a few)

The ducks take you on a fun-filled tour of Olde City Philadelphia.

The Duck!

You'll ride past a lot of historical buildings as the Captain, who doubles as your tour guide, drives though the streets of downtown Philly. Everyone gets a"Wacky Quacker" and the Cap'n plays loud funky music and you entertain the alfresco diners along the route.

The Duck as it looked during WW II

Some of the sights you'll see are Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross House, Philly's Vietnam War Memorial, Society Hill (shhhh!!! no quacking as you ride through Society Hill. The rich mucky mucks don't like noise, poor babies) and other places. When you arrive at Penn's Landing, the Duck takes to the water and you sail over to the Camden, NJ side of the Delaware River and back again!

Duck on the water!

Click on the link above to get more detailed info on this really fun experience!

Come on back next Thursday for more places to see and things to experience in the greater Philadelphia area!

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Alix said...

I LOVE the Ducks! Of course you know I'm a duck lover anyway. Props to LuLu!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Aw, this was great Joanie. I would love to ride one of those Ducks. I'm so glad you joined in.

Hit 40 said...

I love boat rides!! My two boys also enjoy the trip. I'll check it out if I am ever in Philadelphia. Thanks for the tip.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

We did that in DC. It was fun!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

God, I love Philly!
Haven't been there in years. Would love my kids to see it. In NJ, they actually went for the day for a field trip.

Eternally Distracted said...

WOW, looks really great, thanks for all the info.

Jan said...

Now THAT looks like a lot of fun!

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Love the ducks!

♥ Braja said...

OK where the hell is Vodka Mom? Oh...I mean, not that she lives in no, it's Oregon. Ahem. Yes. That's it.

shaunna said...

those ducks look like fun!

Joanne said...

I would absolutely be the one quacking in Society Hill - I hate being told what NOT to do. Big Grins.

Middle Aged Woman said...

If BlogHer was in Philly instead of NYC next year? I'd be going.