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Friday, June 29, 2007

Crash Course on Pittsburgh History

Yesterday Don took me to the "City". It is amazing up here. There is a big mountain called Mount Washington. To get to the City you have to drive through Mount Washington in these tunnels. You absolutely can not see the city skyline until you exit the tunnels. It is an amazing thing to see! It was overcast and rainy, but here are some of the pictures:

Heinz Field where the "Steelers" (pronounced "Stillers" by the way :o) play football:

Pittsburgh has a lot more than just steel going on up here. Did you know that Heinz Ketchup is made here in Pittsburgh? There are also lots of glass houses where they make beautiful glass.

We spent yesterday afternoon at the John Heinz History Center and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Here are some fun pictures we took:

I ate my first "Primanti Brothers" sandwich for dinner last night! It is a local favorite...cheese steak, coleslaw, french fries and a tomato slice all loaded on a piece of italian bread! It was fantasic and a fun place to eat:

Okay...check this out! "Wholeys" grocery in downtown Pittsburgh. I have never seen a grocery store like this that I remember. It was a fish market/butcher shop/grocery store/bbq restaurant and had a Sushi bar in the middle of the frozen food section! Hey Ellen - if you are reading this blog this is the commissary for the Pittsburgh Reserve Base! LOL

Today we are busy working with the Closing attorney on the house and tonight is baseball night...I am so excited and can't wait! Pittsburgh Pirates v. Washington Nationals, and after the game is a big fireworks show over the river. Will blog about that tomorrow.

Okay, a few more house pictures:

Had to post a picture of the huge black walnut tree in the backyard...I think the smaller tree underneath looks like a peach tree, but I got to wait until my father, the master gardener, gets here to tell me:

This bookcase is built in just to the right of the front door when you come in. The door on the otherside of the bookcase leads into the guest 1/2 bath:

Here are some pictures of the cool light fixtures in the dining room, living room and sun room:

My sister-in-law Darla has agreed to let me have the light fixture that belonged to her Grandma Richey. It reminds me of the lighting in this house and I would love to hang it in the foyer. Thanks Darla!

Also, please keep Don's father, Jay, in your prayers. He had a thyroid biopsy yesterday and has a pretty good size tumor. They are waiting on the biopsy results, but he is already scheduled for surgery on Monday of next week to remove the tumor and possiblly the thyroid.

Have a good Friday!


~Doriann said...

I'm glad you guys found your new home so quickly and are now getting to check out the area. There's a bar/restaurant in an old church in Pittsburgh somewhere...check it out....it feels weird to have a beer in a church. Have fun at the game tonight:)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you two have so much fun together! I love seeing all the pictures that you post. That green light will go great, huh? I forgot about that...we'll have to bring it to you...SOON!