Hampton Inn Pittsburgh - McKnight Rd.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking hotel
- Indoor pool
- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
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But many many happy memories.
It was sad to leave our friends @ Germantown, near Washington. Once again, we are reminded how generous people are with their time and hospitality.
Our journey will now take us in a north-westerley direction with our eventual goal being the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming before the winter sets in.
On the way we will meet up with some other friends who we last saw in 2003 in Chad's home ...
... town. We took photos for grandpa and had a little look around the town and had some lunch there. We had lunch at an Italian place which was perfecto. I really enjoyed it and I think my family did also. When we got back tot the hotel at about 4. We sat around for a bit then we went to the hotel lobby for dinner which again was another painful ...
... and eggs, so not a huge variety. We headed out in our car at about 10:30 to see some of the addresses that grandpa had left us. The first one we failed to find because the address wasn't there. We spent a good 25 minutes looking around for it. The second two were very close of each other with were easy to find as they are still ...
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Bryan also took the opportunity to meet up with Darren Miller (an Ocean's Seven swimmer) for a coffee and to shake his hand. It was great for Bryan to talk to someone as passionate about swimming as he is. And what a nice man too. Not at all big headed about his achievement and really quite humble about it.
Then it was time to hit the Strip!
The Strip District is a one-half square mile ...
... and Fort Duquesne. A brief background history so you can see both the French and British involvement in the area. The French built Fort Duquesne in 1754 and successfully defended it during the French and Indian War but eventually the British captured the site in 1758. They built the much larger Fort Pitt. It was abandoned by the British in 1772 (as they now had no use for it) after being subjected to an attempted attacks by the Indians during the Pontiac's Rebellion in the ...