We avoid destination driving in order to have the greater fun that comes serendipitously.  But this whole trip to Canada did have a destination, the Philadelphia wedding of Meg and Mike Hay June 25.  But the day before, we did a little sightseeing.

John Wannamaker dedicated his store’s pipe organ June 22, 1911, so they were having concerts all week and we attended one.  It is the largest pipe organ in the world.  A pony was photographed standing inside the largest pipe.  (The organ at the West Point Chapel is the third largest.)  I realized the organ, at a hundred years old, is more than twice as old as it was when I last saw it.  That makes me feel old.


Cargan Cousins

Later we picked up Michelle at the airport and all the Cargan Cousins — Michelle, Alie, Ron and Mary and their spouses — had dinner together.

The wedding and reception were great family gatherings which we thoroughly enjoyed.  Alie got Ray on the dance floor for a while, but it was even more fun to watch her dance with the mothers of the bride and groom.  (Pictures held for future blackmail purposes.)

After a short visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (think “Rocky” on the steps), we took Michelle to the airport and started the trek home.


About ralietravels

Ray and Alie (Ralie) are a retired couple who love to travel. Even during our working years, we squeezed a trip in whenever we could, often when we had to stretch the budget to do so. We have been fortunate to vacation in all 50 states, all the provinces of Canada and one territory and a little more than 50 countries. We like to drive, but we particularly love to travel back roads to find unusual sights, people, and experiences.
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