I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches

Me - Once Upon A Nation Storytelling Benches, wow! At each storytelling bench, there was a person who told a story about Historic Philadelphia. The stories were all about different things. A lot of the stories included animals. One of them was about showering and another was about baseball. There are ten storytelling benches. Children get a flag if they want. The flag has 13 stars for the 13 colonies. However, there are only ten storytelling benches. At each bench, after you hear the story, you get a star for your flag. After you go to all ten benches, if you have stars on your flag for all of them, you are given a free ride on the carousel at Franklin Square. The storytelling benches were fun. I especially liked the story about the shower. You have to do quite some walking to get to all the benches. I would have preferred that they were all together. People who enjoy history would like the storytelling benches. However, even people who don't enjoy history would probably like them. In fact, if you like a good story, you would probably like the storytelling benches.
Mom- Historic Philadelphia's Once Upon a Nation Storytelling benches, are a lot of fun. Some of the stories that were especially enjoyable included the story of a dog who was captured as a spy, the story of why the Bald Eagle is the symbol of America, and the story of the special mud used on all baseballs. All of the storytellers were very friendly and had great personalities. They made the stories really fun to listen to. It was nice that you did not have to visit the benches in order. Of course,  we did start at the first bench. However, then, went to the furthest one and walked our way back. We started a little late too, and unfortunately were only able to make it to 8 out of the 10 benches before the storytelling was finished for the day. I would love to go back some day and go to the benches we missed. I am not sure if they always tell the same stories at the same bench. I got the impression from at least one one of the storyteller's that she had more than one story she could tell.  Anyway, the storytelling benches are definitely a good way to get exercise as you walk from bench to bench and have fun at the same time.

And that's our view. What do you think is a fun way to get exercise?

Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.

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