Trip Start Jul 14, 2012
15Trip End Aug 03, 2012
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Today, Miami Marlins vs. Your Pittsburgh Pirates. They won 3-0, but that is really beside the point.
All you have to do is look at the pics and you will see why we stopped here. This is simply the most beautiful stadium I have ever seen. Obviously I realize what I just wrote being just one week removed from seeing Wrigley Field. But, while Wrigley has remarkable history and the ivy-covered walls, it cannot match the glorious vista that awaits you at PNC. The buildings in the back are a stunning mix of old brick and stone and new glass and metal. Then you have the Allegheny River with steamboats and yachts going by in the foreground. But, it really is the illustrious Roberto Clemente Bridge, all shiny and yellow, that makes the scene
Noah thought the stadium was a pretty nice place. It is patterned after many of the newer retro parks, but had all of the comforts that people demand today. Lots of concessions with a wide variety of food (Noah had a container of french fries that can only be described as trash can sized), nice wide aisles (maybe for the people who eat the fries a lot), and requisite scoreboard graphics.
Sadly, since we are leaving tonight on the train to Chicago, we did not have time to explore. Also, it is Sunday, and they roll up the sidewalks in Pittsburgh at about 7pm. So nothing was open anyway.
Still, well worth the trip!
Next up, we take the train to the train! The Capitol Limited takes us from Pittsburgh overnight to Chicago where we board the Empire Builder to Seattle. No wifi on board, so the blogging will essentially be paused. But, look for the big train story coming you way sometime Wednesday.