Inn on the Mexican War Streets (R. H. Boggs House)
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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 ...
... to get the girl to understand I wanted the cup 3/4 full so I could put cold milk in. They even had a small bottle of cold milk for patrons to buy!
We then strolled along to a mall, where I found a place that said "Welcome to Pittsburgh". It was an information shop, and the young man there was very helpful.I'd read that this city also has "Ride the Duck" so I thought it would be fun to experience this again. Here it's called "just ducky trips"
Armed with ...
... fingers crossed I don't get sick or arrested on this trip!
Finally I "checked in" :P to the Walmart Supercenter in Youngstown, PA. There was heavy rain and thunder all night-- it was incredible! I've resolved to chill out in Youngstown all day tomorrow-- so far there's been too much driving and not enough chillin'.
... quirky and really if I was totally honest some of it was just plain weird! I really liked a lot of the portraits and commercial advertising works, I guess his iconic pop works. On the other hand, there were movies that went for lengthy periods of time with little or nothing happening in them or the art series he did in the late 70s called the Oxidations where he created the "artwork" by urinating on the painted canvas himself (or getting others to help him which apparently ...