Comfort Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Allegheny Valley
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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 ...
... feet, a height of 367.4 feet, and a grade of 78%. Its lower station is across the street from the Station Square's Freight House Building. Just a few facts and figures for you there.
Well the ride up was very rickety but quite quaint and it didn't take very long to get up either. Just think this was a lot of people's daily commute back in the day!
We took some time to admire the view from the top but as it was still quite light we walked a ...
... with the Ohio, and round the corner the boat then went up the Allegheny.
This city's wealth was built on it's steel industry, so the rivers were very necessary in shipping the cargo.
Today we saw a barge being towed with an unknown cargo, so I'm pleased to see that it still is utilised.
The city is home to a number of sporting teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The stadiums ...