90+ degree weather and Polyester shirts were no match for us, or the rest of the grounds crew. We spent some time mulching and planting some Wave Petunias along the Liberty Bell block in preparation for the upcoming Freedom Week festivities. It was an eye-opener to see all the hard work that these grounds crews do everyday. They were even kind enough to give us some tips for staying cool and functional as the temperatures climbed.
Then moving to the exact opposite side of the temperature spectrum, we were able to spend the better part of one of our days in the chiller plant. In order to efficiently cool many of the historical buildings throughout the park, the chiller plant cools and pumps massive amounts of chilled water through a maze of underground pipe-work to the various buildings throughout the park. The sheer size and magnitude of this operation is amazing.