Pittsburgh

Gateway Clipper

Gateway Clipper

We took the time this past Saturday to do another one of those things in Pittsburgh we keep saying we’re going to do but haven’t done yet, going for a sail on the Gateway Clipper Fleet. We see the large riverboats steam past us out our window almost every day, especially once the weather gets […]

Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh

Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh

The legacy of 19th century steel baron Andrew Carnegie isn’t in the business he built, it’s what he built with his business.  Carnegie was a believer in concept of the self-made man, like himself, and believed the masses would need access to education and cultural enrichment to fully realize their potential. He went about sponsoring […]

Showcasing Pittsburgh’s German Heritage

Showcasing Pittsburgh’s German Heritage

Have you ever passed a place all the time and thought you should really check it out? Amanda and I felt that way about Pittsburgh’s Penn Brewery. It sits just up the hill from our apartment (although there are several major highways crossing any direct path) and we finally decided to hop in the car […]

Convention Center Campers

Convention Center Campers

The rain earlier in the week followed by four inches of snow in the Pittsburgh area made the roads a mess. Fortunately, the perfect distraction was just across the swollen, frozen river from our apartment; the convention center was hosting the Pittsburgh RV Show. The event has been around since 1968. You can browse and […]

The Passengers are at the Gates… and Their Friends are, too

The Passengers are at the Gates… and Their Friends are, too

You can now share the joys of going through airport security and not even go anywhere. The days of the hurried kiss-and-go in the loading zone that have been with us since September, 2001 are gone — at least at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).  You now have the option to park your car and walk […]

Little Italy, Small World

Little Italy, Small World

Pittsburgh’s Little Italy is located in the neighborhood of Bloomfield, which gets its name from a note that George Washington made in his journal about the field of blooming flowers close to the settlement. Bloomfield saw an influx of German Catholic immigrants in the late 1860s and a wave of Italians around 1900, specifically from […]

A Ducky Tour

A Ducky Tour

This past week, my coworkers and I took an hour-long tour of downtown Pittsburgh aboard a 1942 duck boat. I had seen the Just Ducky tour vehicles around town since we moved to Pittsburgh three years ago, but hadn’t been aboard one. This team-building adventure was just the opportunity I needed to take the plunge. […]