Travel Blogs from Coraopolis
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 ...
... or next year. I must seize the moment now or risk losing the window of opportunity altogether.
I have longer layovers than usual on this trip and for the first time in a long time, I don't have any big projects to work on. I plan on doing a lot of reading and evaluations of some manuscripts people have sent me. Other than that, this is a trip where I am devoting myself to showing my family a ...
... famous for their ability to make you feel extra special - even down to the "Welcome Bob and Jean, we love you" sign on their front door.
We have been fighting a fierce headwind since we left Michigan. That translates to 6 - 6.5 mpg. I was beginning to think we could make it to Idaho but would have to take out a loan to pay for the return trip. By May 9th we were sitting in an Olive Garden in Rapid City, SD having lunch with ...
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