Since I know how much you all love the airplane and airport pics, here's a good one showing the view of the airport and navy shipyard just south of downtown Philadelphia. If you look closely, you can actually see another jet coming in to land.
Kristen snapped this charming portrait of me in the Franklin Institute gift shop. I can't remember the significance of the lollipop, but the hat is supposed to make me look more like Ben Franklin.
What could make children more excited about nature than a bunch of dead birds, laid out flat in glass cases like some kind of mortuaviary? Apparently they have not yet discovered the technique for stuffing birds in an upright position at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
One thing they did have there that was good was a visiting exhibit oflive frogs, with dozens of species all hanging out in little terrariums.
Back at the Franklin Institute, I got to kick a rock for science. The seismograph had to be kept in a reinforced case, lest it explode from the sheer force of my 9.5-magnitude blow.
Kristen's not used to being ignored, which explains her look of astonishment that this bus driver has just closed the door in her face and driven off.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Americans love their bumper stickers.
For me!? You shouldn't have! (And, indeed, they didn't.)
Kristen has already been a long-suffering guinea pig for Mike as he studies at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, so what's one more visit to the chair for our camera-happy visitor?
Got a screw loose? Parker wants it.
Mike looks like a kid in a candy store. Which he is. Except for the kid part.
This could well be the embodiment of the American dream: Eating a NASCAR car.
And Emma thinks the remotes at home are complicated?
Just for giggles, Mike runs a few quick eye tests on me.
The ice broken, Mike makes his move...
I haven't seen one of these in Canada in, oh, decades.
Beat-up old Chevy, or modern electric streetcar? You decide.
Another highlight was visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art, on pay-what-you-want day no less. I took some shots of some of my favourite peices, including this one with the fabulous expression.
Mike and Kristen's silhouette inside the museum.
Last but not least, a group shot on the famous steps outside the museum.
And that's pretty much it.