We spent a lovely weekend visiting our American friends from Stoke Newington, last seen briefly on the edge of the Grand Canyon. Corey and Tom's two older children are about the same age as my girls, and they've added another baseball dynamo boy to the family. The girls had a great time as you can see from this blog here.
We visited briefly the historic sites. I think we were a bit exhausted after the previous heavy history and museum weekend in DC. So instead we headed to the wonderful Reading Terminal Market and then home to hang out before heading out to a fantastic and magical fireworks display in Longwood Gardens. The fireworks were gorgeous, the setting lovely and afterwards we walked (with hundreds of other people) in the dark around the garden to look at Bruce Munro's light exhibition.
Now I'm sitting in Canada, and I realize we managed to see every old friend we had in North America on our journey and even added a few San Franciscans en route. It has been one of the best things about our trip, being able to spend time and catch up with old friends see too infrequently.