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We spent our first night at the Holiday Inn Express in Belle Vernon, across from Hoss's.
We started the next day with an early morning breakfast at Eat'nPark with our PA friends. After breakfast, we went to see my Dad and grand parents' graves, and then we hit the road.
For the first part of our trip, we took the back roads through Mt Pleasant, Donegal, and more. At Breezewood we got on to the turnpike for the rest of the ride.
Aug 25-28 JNM (Sam in NY with Tony camping) Enjoyed our 3 night stay at Kate and Nik's: 5131 Penn Ave. Reminded us of the apt building in Alex. We did the Duck Tour, saw a lot of sights, Squirrel Hill walk around, bought teas, watched RedBox movies, and Highland Park. Not impressed with the slum feeling. Took 4 hours without traffic. Felt rested, enjoyed Maddie with us, and good to be ...
... But we felt much more refreshed after a decent night's sleep,and breakfast in our suite. Thankfully we'd come prepared as some places don't provide brekky.
Paul had sussed out the buses, and where to catch one from, so we duly drove to the nearest stop. The bus was an express one, so it zipped into the down town area in 20 mins. It only stopped if someone wanted to get off, or at designated stops to get on.
First stop was coffee at Makkers. Not bad, ...
... morning and unexpectedly ran across the Flight 93 memorial (check out the videos).
After lunch I stopped in Pittsburgh for the Carnegie Museum of Art-- I highly recommend it!
Next I went for a beautiful trail run at Beaver Creek State Park in Ohio... also took a quick bath in my swimsuit as a true Burho ...
... stage! So cool. It was also the end point of the trail we were on!
More to come! Thanks to everyone in Pittsburgh! I had a wonderful time, and I feel like I could never do a fifth of the memories justice, but here are two great photos of the concert!