When you visit the Brandywine Valley, don’t forget that we are only 30 minutes southwest of Philadelphia. I just learned about this super way to tour Philadelphia. London isn’t the only city that has double decker buses. Right in our own back yard (almost, Philadelphia is a 30 minute drive from Hamanassett or you can take the train into downtown Philadelphia). The Big Bus is a tour that takes you around the major tour spots in Philadelphia. Included on the tour are The Liberty Bell, Elfreth’s Alley, The “Love” Sculpture, Betsy Ross House, Independence Hall, Independence Seaport Museum, Boathouse Row, Museum of Art, Row Houses, and Carpenters Hall. The pass is good for 24 hours and allows you to hop on and off as you choose. I’ve always liked to take a full tour and then decide which ones to disembark for. A full tour takes about 90 minutes. Tickets are only $27.00 per adult and can be purchased on line. For more information on the Big Bus Tour www.bigbustours.com/eng/philadlephia/default.aspx.