Friday, December 3, 2010
Why did Washington cross the river?
To get to Jersey, baby! Even if only to lead an attack on Trenton.
Who knew my parents lived 10 minutes away from here, the very spot where George Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware River from Pennsylvania into New Jersey on Christmas Night in 1776? How very appropriate that it started to snow when we visited on Thanksgiving day.
Not much to see when you get down there. Didn't quite look like this famous picture:
Nice to know my home state isn't known just for being one big turnpike, but also a turning point in the American Revolution.