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Day 32- Philadelphia, Baltimore

– Hunter Brown

After waking up in the fabulous City of Brotherly Love, we headed to the constitution museum and saw an inspiring and patriotic display of America’s greatness. It drove Billy to tears. It was an intriguing experience to learn more about the quintessential document which our great republic is based on.

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Next, we brunched at the Reading Terminal Market. The Amish doughnuts were to die for. We then took a tour of historic Philadelphia with highlights such as the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. We then hit the road once again in our home of the last few weeks.

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From Keystone to Old Line, we disembarked at Baltimore and discussed race relations with Heber Watts, an African American retired police officer. It was very enlightening to get his perspective on the recent situations in Ferguson and Baltimore.

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Our minds filled with food for thought, we sought food for our stomachs at Baltimore Harbor. The crab cakes were exquisite. To end our day, we traveled to our hotel in the best state ever (aka my state) Virginia where we had a framing discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to prepare for our future meetings with J-Street and AIPAC.

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The meeting served as a reminder that, tough we are on the last leg of our journey, we still have a lot of fun and learning left to experience as we begin our time in the Nation’s Capital.