InTown Suites Pittsburgh
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My alarm went off at 6am and I was glad that I arrived home before 10pm last night. I packed my suitcase and caught a cab to the airport. It was now 7am and the city was getting busy as it was the beginning of the morning rush hour.
I checked into the customs area and I was good to go to my departure gate. The flight was running late and I plenty of time to get some food and drink. The flight to Singapore took about 8 hours
As my trip was winding down I decided to volunteer at the Duquesne incline mountain
lifts. I was going to help the volunteers that keep the restoration of the lifts in peak condition. it was going to be a peaceful afternoon working with two of the old builders who have been working on the lifts for forty years. They rely on volunteers to help as they are not funded ...
... is reached by a series of 28 stairs which are modelled after the Scala Sancta in Rome. To reach the altar you must ascend the stairs on your knees and say a different prayer on each step. This is one of only four churches in the world with holy stairs. Now back to the food, we had home-made Italian meats (Parma Sausage), hummus (Labad's), a pepperoni roll (Sunseri's), biscotti (Enrico Biscotti), mele (Colangelo's) and savoury pierogis (S&D Polish Deli). All of the food was ...
... Today the adventure begins, well, it's already begun for my niece and her mother who went ahead of us to Amsterdam for a few days. I use the pronoun 'us' because we will not be alone on this trip. My sister-in-law Diana and my daughter Deborah are also joining us for what will be an unforgettable experience. The five of us - I am in the only male - will visit places in Kenya that are special to me, ...
... 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 ...