Your 30 Plus Teams Tour has brought you and your wife back home to Philadelphia .
You brought along your 10 year old twin boys .
This is their first time back East .
You remind the boys , proudly , that at one time , Philadelphia was the capital of the United States .
One of them asks , ” Why isn’t it now ? ”
You reply that you really don’t know because you don’t have time to give the kids a history lesson .
But truthfully , the Philadelphia guy in you really wants to say that it’s because , ” People don’t like Philadelphia . ”
You and your wife can’t wait to show the boys the places where the two of you would go when you were their age .
The first stop on any trip to Philadelphia is of course , the Liberty Bell .
After that , it’s Independence Hall .
The four of you are standing in one of the places that you saw on all those class trips .
You know , the ones you found boring as hell .
Your parents always told you that one day you would appreciate Philadelphia .
You just didn’t think it would be when you were grown up , married with children and living in Bismarck , North Dakota .
” That’s not the real Liberty Bell , right ? ” , one of the twins asks
Your wife shows them the crack in the bell to prove that it’s the real thing .
The twins don’t seem to be impressed except to say , ” that thing is mad huge . ”
The four of you head over to Independence Hall right behind the building where the Liberty Bell is kept .
The statue of President James Madison in front of the building looks very determined , as though he’s standing guard or something .
The twins aren’t impressed with the statue or when you took them into Independence Hall and they saw the statues of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence .
They were too busy looking at the cobblestone streets .
They’ve never seen streets like this before and you and your wife can’t even describe them .
The twins just know that they don’t like walking on whatever these streets are made of .
You walk over to the Independence Hall Visitors Center to get some other ideas .
You’re going to see some historical things since that’s what Philadelphia is famous for .
The twins have already told you that they don’t want to go to the Betsey Ross House because they don’t want to see some lady sitting in a rocking chair sewing a flag .
They definitely want to go to the basketball and football game , but as for that historical stuff – .
They could have stayed in North Dakota to get a history lesson .
One of the twins says that “all this historical crap is boring him and when is the real 30 Plus Teams Tour gonna start ? ! ”
They tell you and your wife that they want to see the ” real important stuff like Al Capone ‘ s jail cell at the Eastern Penitentiary . ”
They even want to go to the Philadelphia Museum of Art , not to see some ugly old paintings , though .
They want to run up and down the stairs just like Rocky did in the movie .